What are the treatment options for adults with iron deficiency anemia who cannot tolerate oral iron?

Updated: Nov 26, 2019
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Adults with iron deficiency anemia who cannot tolerate oral iron or who have an unsatisfactory response to it can be treated with ferric carboxymaltose injection (Injectafer). The agent is given in two intravenous infusions one week apart.


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