Ferinject is an intravenous iron preparation, a medicine that is used in the treatment of iron deficiency conditions when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. The aim of the therapy is to replenish body iron stores and to remedy anaemia.
Our practice nurses can perform iron infusions in conjunction with your GP. Your doctor will prescribe you an appropriate dose and tell you how frequently this treatment will be required. The entire procedure will take an hour of your time, as this allows us appropriate time to cannulate you, perform the infusion, and then observe you for 30 minutes after completion of the infusion for side effects or allergic reactions.
You will be required to fill your Ferinject script at your pharmacy of choice and bring this along to your appointment. There is an out-of-pocket fee associated with this service so please contact the practice to discuss.