An IV iron infusion normally requires that patients receive a series of doses at a hemodialysis center or at a hospital on an outpatient basis, and each session generally takes three to four hours, as stated by the Iron ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Anemic patients who cannot take oral forms of iron require Intravenous iron supplementation, according to Cleveland Clinic. Conditions that may prevent proper absorption of oral iron include bleeding in the gastrointesti... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Intravenous iron infusions may cause bloating or swelling of the face and extremities; dizziness, faintness or lightheadedness when changing positions or standing up; nausea and stomach cramps; and body rash, according t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects
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An iron infusion is usually performed as an outpatient procedure consisting of a series of doses delivered in the course of three to four hours, according to Iron Disorders Institute. With careful administration and obse... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Iron overload causes symptoms and diseases such as liver disease, stomach pain, joint pain and severe fatigue, according to Iron Disorders Institute. It can also lead to skin discoloration, heart attack, irregular heart ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

An intravenous iron infusion procedure is performed by delivering consecutive doses within 3 to 4 hours, states Iron Disorders Institute. Before an infusion, doctors administer a test dosage consisting of 25 milligrams o... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some causes of iron overload, or high iron levels in the blood, include genetic disorders and excessive dietary iron, according to Iron Disorders Institute. It is important to treat high iron levels as soon as possible b... More » Health Pain & Symptoms