I have end stage liver disease and thus Pancytopenia i.e low red and white cell count and thus feel extremely tired all the time. Can't take normal iron tablets as that makes me constipated which then makes me encephalopathic. Dangerous. Dr said there was nothing that could be done so I paid to see a Dr privately and she gave me some tablets called Maltofer. They are especially made for people who can't take normal iron tablets. Great news - they worked - Haemoglobin now back in the normal range for the first time in a year. Bad news is Maltofer is not available on the NHS and costs £100 for a months' supply.
I asked my Consultant what the NHS equivalent is and she said there wasn't one and hadn't even heard of Maltofer.
Any comments /views on this situation would be appreciated