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1. Can anaemia be cured permanently?
Anaemia caused due to iron deficiency can be treatable. Anaemia caused due to problems in the bone marrow, which is aplastic anaemia cannot be treated and can prove fatal.
2. What medications are prescribed to treat anaemia?
Medications are prescribed according to the chief cause of anaemia. Iron supplements are prescribed for people with iron deficiency anaemia. For people who experience it due to blood loss, blood transfusions are recommended. Common medications for iron deficiency anaemia include ferrous sulphate, folic acid, leucovorin, and ferrous gluconate.
3. How long does it take to treat iron deficiency anaemia?
It generally takes about three to six months to replenish iron stores in the body using oral iron supplements and medications.
4. What is an iron infusion?
Iron infusions are used to administer iron in the body via the intravenous route, i.e., through a vein in the arm using a needle.
5. Is it safe to drive after getting the iron infusion?
Yes, you can return to performing normal activities in the day after getting the iron infusion. If you feel uneasy or experience any discomfort after getting the iron infusion, you may stay in the hospital for some more time.