What are treatment options for hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Other treatments are as follows:

  • Folic acid should be recommended for patients with ongoing hemolysis.
  • Administer oral iron to patients who have become iron deficient due to intravascular hemolysis.
  • One should taper corticosteroids. Occasionally, patients may have to continue low-dose steroids.
  • Avoid transfusions unless there is evidence of angina, cardiopulmonary decompensation, or other severe organ impairment.

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