Iron Infusions Elwood
Newbay Medical Clinic takes pride in providing you with the best care possible every time that you come to our clinic. We are a team made up of knowledgeable, caring, and confident medical professionals who understand the importance of iron for your daily wellbeing. We also know that not everyone can take oral iron tablets. Iron infusions are a great way to get 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!
An IV is used to give iron directly through your vein during an iron infusion. This is known as intravenous (IVI) 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 then travel to your iron shops, increasing your iron levels.
Is an Iron Infusion Right For Me?
Why Do I Need Iron?
An iron infusion procedure restores the amount of iron in your blood to within normal limits. Adequate levels of iron offer benefits such as:
Iron helps transport oxygen through the body, which means your lungs have more oxygen.
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
Low iron levels can cause dizziness and imbalance due to a deficiency in oxygen in the red cells.
Improved Immune System
Iron is essential for a healthy immune system and fights infection.
Keep You Warm
Low iron levels can make you more sensitive to cold. No more teeth chattering!
Your Iron Infusion Questions Answered
Book an initial appointment to discuss your suitability for an iron infusion. If you are deemed fit for an iron infusion, we will arrange for the procedure. We conduct a blood test to determine whether an iron injection is necessary and the amount of iron required.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Additionally, we give you an extra 30 minutes to monitor for allergic reactions. Allow at least one hour for your iron infusion procedure.
One in ten patients could experience flu-like symptoms after receiving an iron infusion. This includes muscle aches, mild fever, or headaches. 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 can occur despite best practice in the insertion and administration. This can leave a permanent brown spot on the skin. Talk to your doctor about this before your procedure.
Simply go about your daily life! Fasting isn’t necessary. Eat as normal and take all your usual medications.
After receiving an iron infusion, most patients can drive themselves home and resume their daily lives. You will need someone to transport you home if you have an unexpected reaction.
Although iron levels in the blood immediately improve, it may take two weeks for you to start to notice an improvement in your energy and overall well-being.
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
A iron infusion might be just the thing you need to feel your best. Newbay Medical Clinic’s friendly and compassionate staff is highly skilled in IV cannula use, providing iron infusions to all who require them. Our friendly, experienced team can help you determine if you are a candidate for an iron injection.