Monofer launched for iron deficiency anaemia

Monofer (iron [III] isomaltoside 1000) is an intravenous iron supplement available from Vitaline.

Monofer is available in 1ml, 5ml and 10ml vials containing 100mg/ml iron (III) isomaltoside

Monofer can be used to treat iron deficiency anaemia when oral iron preparations are ineffective or inappropriate, or when there is a clinical need to deliver iron rapidly.

Diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia should be based on appropriate laboratory tests (eg, serum ferritin, serum iron, transferrin saturation or hypochromic red cells).

The dose and dosage schedule for Monofer must be established for each individual patient based on the total iron deficit.

After the total iron deficit has been corrected, continued therapy with Monofer may be required to maintain target levels of haemoglobin and acceptable limits of other iron parameters.

Evidence of a therapeutic response can be seen within a few days of administration as an increase in the reticulocyte count.

View Monofer drug record

Further information: Vitaline

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