Iron Infusions Caulfield South
Newbay Medical Clinic is proud to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve each time you visit our clinic. We understand that iron is crucial for your health and well-being. Our staff includes knowledgeable, experienced, and reassuring physicians. However, we also get that not everybody can tolerate oral iron tablets. In these cases, iron infusions can be an excellent way to receive the iron you need quickly and safely.
What is an Iron Infusion?
Iron is a mineral in your blood that helps blood to carry oxygen through your body. Given how vital iron is for our daily lives, it’s important to ensure everyone has enough iron. However, iron tablets may not be suitable for all people. Introducing: Iron infusions!
During an iron infusion, iron is given directly through a vein via an IV. This is intravenous (IV) iron. For this procedure, we mix iron with a saline solution and (gently!) place a needle or cannula in your arm or back of your hand. The iron solution will travel to your iron stores and increase your iron level.
Is an Iron Infusion Right For Me?
Why Do I Need Iron?
An iron infusion procedure restores your blood iron to normal levels. Adequate levels of iron offer benefits such as:
Iron helps to carry oxygen through your body, meaning more air for your lungs to use.
Have More Energy
Low iron can cause fatigue and tiredness, which is what nobody wants!
Maintain Healthy Cells
Healthy cells can help you feel and look your best.
Keep You Steady
A lack of iron can lead to dizziness or cause you to feel off-balance.
Improved Immune System
Sufficient iron helps the immune system function well, which helps fight infection.
Keep You Warm
Low iron levels can make you more sensitive to cold. No more teeth chattering!
Questions about Iron Infusion?
Make an appointment to discuss whether you are suitable for iron infusions. If you are deemed fit for an iron infusion, we will arrange for the procedure. A blood test is done to determine if an iron infusion is appropriate and how much should be administered.
The process takes around 30 minutes. After the procedure, we will monitor you for any allergic reactions. Your iron infusion should take at least one hour.
One in ten patients will experience flu-like symptoms, including headaches, mild fever, muscle aches and mild fever. Allergic reactions or anaphylaxis are rare but serious side effects, which is why we monitor you afterwards and have qualified staff on hand to manage this if necessary.
All our doctors at Newbay Medical Clinic are certified in IV cannulas for iron infusion delivery. Paravenous leakage may occur, despite good practice for the insertion of an IV cannula. Please discuss this with your doctor prior to your procedure.
Simply go about your daily life! Fasting is not necessary. Just eat normally and take your medication as usual.
After receiving an iron infusion, most patients can drive themselves home and resume their daily lives. If you have an unanticipated reaction, someone will need to drive you home.
While the levels of iron in your blood improve immediately, it can take up to two weeks before you start to notice a difference in your energy and overall wellbeing.
As part of our cost transparency model of care, please find below a breakdown of costs associated with an iron infusion at Newbay Medical Clinic:
- Initial consult: $46 gap
- Ferinject, which will need to be purchased from the chemist prior to the procedure: approximately $41.50 (correct at time of writing as per local chemist’s website)
- Procedure: $169.20 gap
Why Choose Us?
Newbay Medical Clinic prides itself on providing prompt and quality service, and making you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. Visiting the doctor can often be stressful. Therefore, we want to make you feel at home and welcome you to our office (or by phone line or via our website). We stand out because we are approachable, which allows you to feel comfortable talking with any of our knowledgeable, caring staff.
Book Your Consultation Today
Iron infusions may be the best option for you if you can’t tolerate oral iron. Our caring and friendly staff at Newbay Medical Clinic are skilled in administering iron infusions. Contact our experienced and friendly team to discuss your eligibility for iron infusions.