Overview

Medicines in Practice is a series of evidence–based publications specifically designed to support stakeholder medicines optimisation services. The series aims to maximise health gains through the optimum use of medicines, by influencing and changing prescribing behaviour.

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is estimated to affect 3% of men and 8% of women in the UK. Treatment involves addressing the underlying cause, and replenishing iron stores through iron replacement therapy. This document aims to outline the updated recommendations on dosing of oral iron supplements for IDA and their basis. It w also includes advice on monitoring treatment response and duration of treatment and highlights the potential benefits of implementing the latest guidelines.