How Do Iron Products Work?

Reviewed on 9/29/2021

HOW DO IRON PRODUCTS WORK?

Iron products are either given as dietary supplements or used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency in hemodialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease.

Iron products replenish the depleting iron stores in the hemoglobin and work to transport oxygen through hemoglobin. Hence, they elevate the hemoglobin level in the blood, thereby treating iron deficiency.

HOW ARE IRON PRODUCTS USED?

Iron products are either given as dietary supplements or used for treating:

  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron deficiency in hemodialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF IRON PRODUCTS?

Some of the side effects of iron products include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF IRON PRODUCTS?

Generic and brand names of iron products include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/iron-products

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