Oral and parenteral iron drugs in patients with severe iron deficiency anemia


  • А. В. Зайченко National University of pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Д. В. Лыткин National University of pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine




iron deficiency anemia, oral iron preparations, parenteral iron preparations, Venofer®


Treatment of iron deficiency anemia include the elimination of the root causes of iron loss (liquidation hemorrhage, treatment of major diseases), diet rich in heme and iron, and use of mono- or combination preparations of iron.

For initial treatment of iron deficiency are used oral ferrous drugs, which contain iron in the bivalent (ionic) or trivalent (non-ionic) form.

In emergency conditions where oral iron preparations cannot quickly recover iron deficiency, iron preparations are administered parenteral, and preferred dosage form is intravenous administration.

Numerous clinical studies have shown that the drug Venofer® (iron sucrose (III)) for intravenous administration is more effectively restore hematocrit level, serum ferritin and erythropoiesis than other parenteral and oral iron preparations.

Author Biographies

А. В. Зайченко, National University of pharmacy, Kharkiv

MD, professor, head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the Institute of qualification improvement for NUPh pharmacy specialists

Д. В. Лыткин, National University of pharmacy, Kharkiv

Post-graduate student of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the Institute of qualification improvement for NUPh pharmacy specialists


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How to Cite

Зайченко, А. В., & Лыткин, Д. В. (2015). Oral and parenteral iron drugs in patients with severe iron deficiency anemia. REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, (24), 30–36. https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2015.24.30-36



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