JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS, vol.12, no.7, pp.826-834, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Introduction: Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are common complications in inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] patients. Anaemia in IBD is attributable to chronic blood loss and/or impaired iron intake and absorption. International guidelines recommend intravenous iron supplementation in IBD patients, since oral supplements are frequently poorly tolerated and can exacerbate inflammation. Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose [FCM; Ferinject (R) 50 mg ferric iron[III]/mL suspension] was approved in Europe in 2007 for correction of iron deficiency, and can be administered in single 15-min infusions of up to 1000 mg.