MHRA: Intravenous iron and serious hypersensitivity reactions: new strengthened recommendations to manage and minimise risk

MHRA: Intravenous iron and serious hypersensitivity reactions: new strengthened recommendations to manage and minimise risk

At least one person here has related that they had an iron infusion. For that person and anyone else who is interested, the MHRA have made significant changes to reduce risk.

Intravenous iron and serious hypersensitivity reactions: new strengthened recommendations to manage and minimise risk

Article date: August 2013

Summary

A Europe-wide review of intravenous iron products for iron deficiency and anaemia has recommended strengthened measures are taken to manage and minimise the risk of hypersensitivity reactions, which may be life-threatening or fatal as outlined in this article.

mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformati...

Please follow the link to the web page for fuller information.

Rod

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  • thank you Rod :)

  • Thanks Rod will be reading this one - 29yrs ago I had an iron infusion due to a postpartum haemorrhage - result extreme illness with limited mobility and uncontrollable pain which lasted for up to 4 years - NHS prognosis - yep you've guessed it - postnatal depression - seems they may be making progress ha ha!

  • Thks Rod. Must say this has put me off. Also it seems that any benefit cd be temporary and that an iron infusion treats the symptoms ie low iron but not the cause which cd be down to mal absorption.

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