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Am J Hematol. 2004 May;76(1):74-8.

Parenteral iron therapy options.

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Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA.

Abstract

Parenteral iron therapy is occasionally necessary for patients intolerant or unresponsive to oral iron therapy, for receiving recombinant erythropoietin therapy, or for use in treating functional iron deficiency. There are now three parenteral iron products available: iron dextran, ferric gluconate, and iron sucrose. We summarize the advantages and disadvantages of each product, including risk of anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity, dosage regimens, and costs. The increased availability of multiple parenteral iron preparations should decrease the need to use red cell transfusions in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.

PMID:
15114602
DOI:
10.1002/ajh.20056
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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