Last edited 12/2018

After the relevant investigations have been undertaken and cause of iron deficiency anaemia identfied:

Once the haemoglobin (Hb) level becomes normal, the Hb concentration and red cell indices should be monitored at intervals:

  • recheck every 3 months for 1 year
  • then again after a further year
  • again if symptoms of anaemia develop after that

In cases where the Hb or red cell indices fall below normal, additional oral iron should be given (1).

If recurrence of anaemia and cause of recurrence not identified - then further investigation/referral as per initial episode will be required