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Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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Wich is the most used in iron infusions?

Wich is the most used in iron infusions?

INFeD and DexFerrum: Iron dextran in the form of "infed" and "dexferrum" are the ones I am most familiar with that are used in infusions. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I've stopped absorbing iron. I just finished my second infusion. What could be the cause?

All of a sudden I've stopped absorbing iron. I just finished my second infusion. What could be the cause?

Need more info: It would require a detailed history, physical examination and probably some lab tests to understand the situation. However, since Celiac disease can present with isolated iron deficiency, you may wish to discuss getting tested for Celiac disease, with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does an iron infusion take?

Iron Infusions: There are a number of different injectable iron products on the market. The dose also has an impact on the infusion time. Again, depending on the product used, infusion times can range from 30 minutes to 4 hours. ...Read more

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I am currently having iron infusion in the last 2 yrs. What possible illness do I have?

Iron deficiency: Anemia, but if things have persisted that long you should have had a thorough evaluation for sites of chronic blood loss. ...Read more

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I had 4 iron infusions a month ago. My iron is now 9 and my ferritin is 292. What do you think?

Need hemoglobin: After IV iron infusion, ferritin will go up dramatically. Then ferritin will fall as the iron is incorporated into red blood cells. The serum iron may remain low if the anemia was significant and not yet corrected. The key point is if your iron deficiency anemia is going away or not. If so, and you are not bleeding, everything should equilibrate eventually if you were given enough iron. ...Read more

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Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.

Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns ( including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more

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I've had 8 rounds of iron infusions over the last 3 months. Today is the 1st time I noticed my urine a brown color. Is that normal?

The dark is not : From the iron but more from not drinking enough water today . It is a good gague. Drink8 full glasses a day for proper hydration and working of your kidneys and bowels ...Read more

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I'm having an iron infusion next week but had no info at all, what does it involve, how long does it take also are there side affects?

Depends: Side effects and duration of infusion depend upon the pharmacologic type of iron being infused. Older pharmacologic types were associated with allergic infusion reactions that necessitated a longer infusion. Newer pharmagologic infusions are rarely if ever associated with an infusion reaction and can be given intravenously over 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Had RNY in 2009. I've had iron infusions with very good results. Ferritin will not stabilize. It was 32 (1mo after infusion) 18 and now 9.

Need more: Due to malabsorption, oral iron is not likely to be effective and it is likely that you need another course of treatment with iron infusion. ...Read more

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I have low ferritin ,so I have iron infusions ,mylevels were 57 ug/L (15-400) after a month 94 ug/L (15-150) , what's the difference in the 2 ranges?

The 94 is: better than the 57 because it is higher,more towards the middle range. Keep building it up. You're doing well. The level ranges depend on what lab is being used to measure and read them. ...Read more

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My HB is 7.7, iron is 12 ferritin is 5. Do I need iron infusion as my dr has said?

Ans: Yes. You will if you drop below 7. Now the real question is where is the blood loss coming from? You must be very tired? Better find the cause of the bleed ...Read more

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Hi. My iron level is 3.2 . Wouls supplements be enough or is an infusion necessary?

Depends: Oral supplements are usually enough. However, if you are not absorbing iron efficiently or you have excessive losses, each month, you may need an infusion. What is your hemoglobin? If it is above 8-10 gm, you should give oral supplements a try. Take multivitamins also. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How quickly will my heamoglobin rise after a ferinject iron infusion containing 500mg of iron?

How quickly will my heamoglobin rise after a ferinject iron infusion containing 500mg of iron?

That depends: If you have true iron deficiency anemia, you'll know your iron injection is helping you before the hemoglobin goes up, and your labs will confirm this. If it is not a true iron deficiency, it won't touch you anemia. I see that you have had a recent blood transfusion; as a pathologist and sometime blood banker, transfusion is a treatment of last resort and you need to be told why it was given. ...Read more

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I'm severely anaemic and i'm having my first iron infusion tomorrow what should I expect during and after the procedure?

I would not expect a: You should not expect any problems from the iron infusion. My concern will be more to find the cause of your iron deficiency? Have you had a problem of excessive bleeding? If so, get that corrected , so that you do not have to live with this problem on a long term basis. ...Read more

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Been anaemic for 5 years. Seen a haematologist for 4 years. Get regular iron infusions. Told i don't absorb iron orally. What could cause this?

Many things.: Iron absorption requires a healthy stomach that produces stomach acid and a healthy duodenum to absorb the iron. Also, iron loss can be occuring (menses, GI blood loss, etc.) and if you absorb iron, but not enough to match what you are losing, you will be deficient. The most common malabsorption problems are celiac disease and gastric bypass, but there are other causes too. ...Read more

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