Reactions to Intravenous Iron are rare. An iron infusion is as safe as any other infusion

True anaphylaxis used to happen with the older iron dextrans from the 1960’s/1970’s. These products are no longer used. However, there is a huge hangover and fear confusing everyone (doctors and patients). With new preparations reactions are rare, but as with any treatment there are: Anxiety Patients with iron deficiency are anxious. This is part…

Eating Ice?

Not many people know about or own up to this one, A desire to eat ice – several cups at a time, it’s quite common in people with #irondeficiency. The technical name is Pagophagia, a form of Pica, this being more a general term for the need to eat strange and inappropriate things (like in…