IRON INFUSIONS – FERINJECT
At Carlingford Court Medical centre, we are your local Hills and Parramatta areas practice who can provide Ferinject Iron Infusions. Iron infusion is a procedure in which iron is delivered to your body intravenously, meaning into a vein through a needle. This method of delivering medication or supplementation is also known as an intravenous (IV) infusion. Click on this link for further information:
We suggest you do some research about possible reactions, in particular about staining at the site of the infusion.
It is important to be aware that there is a possibility of staining and this is often not listed as a possible side effect from the medication itself. The carboxymaltose product information notes a frequency of 1-10/1000
At Carlingford Court Medical Centre we take all precautions we can to limit any possible staining.
You must see one of our doctors for an appointment to discuss this treatment option prior to the procedure being booked in. This is a Bulk Billed appointment.
You need to see one of the following doctors:
• Dr Sandya Wanigaratne
• Dr Daniel Teo
• Dr Richard Chang
• Dr Selvi Anandakumar
• Dr Fayez Habib
• Dr Chandler Hu
If the doctor determines you are eligible for this treatment, you will be given a script to get the Ferinject from a pharmacy. The cost varies between pharmacies, but roughly it is around $40.
The cost to have the infusion at Carlingford Court Medical Centre is $180 (you will receive a Medicare rebate of $73).On weekends the fee is $250.