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IV (Intravenous) Iron Dextran Therapy

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Perioperative Blood Management Service, QE II

Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. Sometimes iron must be given by IV before or after surgery. This pamphlet reviews how iron is given, a list of iron-rich foods, possible side effects, what to do after receiving iron therapy, and who to call should you have any problems.

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