Iron infusion therapy is now available at our clinic which only takes 15 to 20 minutes. The iron infusion therapy is Ferinject (Ferric carboxymaltose) which was listed on PBS June 2014. If you have low iron studies and anaemia on blood tests and unable to tolerate oral iron tablets, iron infusion therapy is another alternative treatment available. It has very good safety profile with very rare occasion of anaphylaxis or anaphylactoid reaction. Other side effects are headache, nausea, abdominal pain and injection site reaction (includes possible skin staining from leakage of iron infusion). In the past, a doctor had to refer a patient to a hospital for iron infusion and been put on long waiting list. However, this will no longer necessary. Iron infusion procedure will cost $130 with Medicare rebate $39.75 (this does not include the cost of Ferinject)
NB: Patient will need to see a doctor first. The doctor will assess the patient and check on latest blood test results. The doctor will then write prescription for Ferinject. The patient will book a time for iron infusion to be done on designated day.