Iron Chelation

Iron Chelation is prescribed to treat acute iron intoxication/overload.Infusions are typically continuous over a period of 4-12 hours.
  • Infusion may be administered IV or subcutaneously.
  • Venous access device dependant upon frequency and duration of infusion. Durations of longer than 1 week should have short-term venous access device placed. Subcutaneous infusions do not require venous access device.
  • Administered via infusion pump
  • Labs may be ordered at the discretion of the physician.



  • Iron Overload
  • Hemochromatosis