At Oxford Street Medical Centre, we specialise in administration of Intravenous Ferric Carboxymaltose, commonly known as an Iron Infusions. An Intravenous infusion of iron can be used to replenish iron stores when oral replacement is not adequate or tolerated. As an infusion it is fast and effective at increasing your iron levels. It is well tolerated and can be administered outside of a hospital setting.
There are many reasons why you may be iron deficient, and surprisingly it is very common even with a good diet. Our GPs can determine if you are at risk of being iron deficient and diagnose deficiency by a blood test. They can educate you on different treatment options and whether an infusion is appropriate. We also take referrals from other Drs for iron infusions, just ring our clinic (07) 3902 0099!
Every patient will need a minimum for 2 appointments with the Dr on separate days. The first is to assess the patient, provide information and a prescription. The second appointment is for the infusion, and will be for at least 1 hour, some patients may need longer. Some patients may need additional appointments prior to an infusion, depending on their circumstances.
Vials of Ferric Carboxymaltose are prescription only and are carried in stock by Bulimba Pharmacy located below the Medical Centre. Bulimba Pharmacy; 200 Oxford St, Bulimba, (07) 3399 3930.
Information for patients attending clinic on the day of infusion:
You do not have to fast or stop any medication for the procedure.
You can drive home after the infusion and resume normal activities, unless there is an expected reaction.
Fill your prescription and bring it to your infusion appointment. Bulimba Pharmacy carries the infusion in stock, other pharmacies may need to order and it may take a few working days. Call Bulimba Pharmacy to have it set aside for you on the day if you can’t collect prior to the appointment, (07) 3399 3930.
You will have an Intravenous cannula inserted, please advise us of needle phobias or difficult veins at initial consultation.
Please wear comfortable clothing with sleeves no longer than elbow.
Bring along a something to keep you occupied. ie; book, iPad, iPhone, portable speakers
A Registered Nurse will monitor your Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Temperature and how well you are breathing for the length of the infusion.
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