Iron deficiency anaemia is common and can cause a significant number of symptoms. Iron infusion appointments can be booked on weekdays before 3pm at Your Health Griffith and can help top up low iron stores with an intravenous infusion using 'Ferinject'. This product is safe for most patients including those in pregnancy (2nd and 3rd trimester only), however, Iron Infusions for pregnant patients can only be done at maternity.
Your Doctor will insert an IV cannula into your arm and you will be monitored by an experienced clinical nurse whilst the infusion is taking place. There are generally very few side effects with this product, the commonest being nausea, dizziness and headache but even these are rare. It is safe to drive after your infusion although we would suggest you allow an hour to be here in total for the procedure and observation.
We will provide you with a pathology form to recheck your iron levels about 2 months after the infusion. If you would like to book in for an iron infusion, you will need a consultation with your GP first. Please see one of our GP's who will discuss this further with you and provide you with a script of Ferinject.
For further enquiries, please call Your Health Griffith on (02) 69627661 or to book an initial appointment with your GP click the link below: