ph. (03) 9885 8100 Fax: (03) 9885 6495

Suite 2A/330 High St,
Ashburton 3147
Suite 6, 243 New St,
Brighton 3186

Iron Infusion

Patient Information:

Ferinject is a special type of iron preparation given into a vein over 15 minutes. You will undergo Ferinject infusion at the Day Oncology Unit at either Cabrini Brighton or Cabrini Malvern, if you are privately insured. Other arrangements can be made for uninsured patients, and will be advised by staff.

Ferinject is generally used when blood tests show you are iron deficient and this has not responded to or are intolerant to oral iron tablets.

Using Ferinject instead of blood:

Ferinject is not a blood product. Although blood transfusion is considered safe there are some risks, including infection. Ferinject does not have the risks of blood transfusion.

Side Effects:

There are some mild potential side effects that can occur within 24 hours in less than 10% of patients. These include abdominal and muscle cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, abnormal liver function, high blood pressure, headache, dizziness, rash, nausea and vomiting.

Ferinject Infusion:

After arrival at the Day Oncology Unit, a nurse will take your temperature, pulse and blood pressure. You will then have a drip inserted into your arm and the Ferinject infusion will commence.

Afterwards, the nurse will again take your temperature, pulse and blood pressure. You may go home after these observations are normal and you feel well.

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Ashburton 3147
Ph: 9885 8100
Fax: 9885 6495
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243 New St.,
Brighton 3186
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