Consider phosphate levels if symptoms emerge after intravenous iron repletion

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Consider phosphate levels if symptoms emerge after intravenous iron repletion

By Linda Bryant
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Three weeks after her iron infusion, Janet was feeling tired, achy and weak (Image: Dmitry Schemelev on Unsplash)

There is wide variation in the reported incidence of hypophosphataemia after intravenous iron therapy, and risk factors are debated, but patients should be alerted to the symptoms of tiredness, weakness and muscle pain

Linda Bryant

Key Points, Iron infusion with ferric carboxymaltose is associated with a higher incidence of hypophosphataemia than other formulations. Treatment and monitorin, Pract Green w Pale Yellow

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