DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20204225

Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose for anaemia in pregnancy

Nikita Gandotra, Shazia Zargar, Neha Mahajan

Abstract


Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with unfavourable consequences both for the mother and the fetus and is a major cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.

Methods: The study was conducted over a period of one year in which 100 pregnant females who met the inclusion criteria were administered ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) preparation.

Results: There was significant rise in mean haemoglobin and serum ferritin after transfusion of ferric maltose in the patients with very less adverse effects.

Conclusions: FCM, because of its high efficacy and safety can revolutionize the management of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in pregnancy.


Keywords


Iron deficiency anaemia, Ferric carboxymaltose, Haemoglobin

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