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Factors contributing to the formula are shown below.The required dose has to be individually adapted according to the total iron deficit calculated by the following formula haemoglobin in g/l or mmol/l.Patients should be observed carefully during the infusion and for at least 30 minutes after completion.
It should be injected only into the muscle mass of the upper outer quadrant of the buttock - never into the arm or other exposed areas.
A 20 - 21 gauge needle at least 50 mm long should be used for normal adults.
However, Cosmo Fer® may also be administered as undiluted solution intramuscularly.
The normal recommended dosage schedule is 100-200 mg iron corresponding to 2-4 ml, two or three times a week depending on the haemoglobin level.
It is administered as a series of undiluted injections of up to 100 mg iron (2.0 ml) each determined by the patient's body weight.