TGA approves first iron infusion for kids

It is a positive move, but not all kids are mature enough to undergo IV therapy in a GP practice, says Dr Danny Byrne.
Rachel Fieldhouse

GPs can now provide IV iron infusions to children with iron-deficiency anaemia where oral preparations are ineffective or cannot be used.

The TGA has extended the indication for ferric carboxymaltose (Ferinject) IV therapy this week to include kids aged 1-13, making it the first option available in Australia for children under 12.