eye-on (as pol-ee-mol-toes)
Iron (as polymaltose) is used to treat some types of anaemia. It increases the amount of iron in your body.
Iron is usually given as an infusion into a vein or as an injection into a muscle. It is given to you by a health professional.
You will need to stay for 30 minutes once the infusion is completed, to check you do not have any side effects.
If you are unable to attend an appointment, contact your health professional.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with iron including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Dark stain around injection site
|Tell your health professional immediately|
Irritation or pain at injection site
|Tell your health professional if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2022
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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