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What is Iron Deficiency?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies and the leading cause of anaemia globally.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) around two billion people suffer from iron deficiency or iron deficiency anaemia¹.

Recent research has shown that 1 in 3 women and 39% of all adults over the age of 55 are iron deficient.

Some symptoms are mental fatigue, higher susceptibility to infections and hair loss; low iron levels can ultimately even lead to depression or for pregnant women to complications at birth.

Clinical studies have shown that timely treatment of iron deficiency with and without anaemia can restore personal health and as a result raise the productivity of affected individuals.

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MonoFer® is used for treating iron deficiency with and without anaemia when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used or when there is a need to deliver iron rapidly.

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Risk factors for Iron Deficiency 

Being female
Vegetarian diet
Regular blood donation
Heavy menses
Chronic disease
GI disturbance
Endurance exercise

Do you know?

1 in 3 women are iron deficient
Nearly 3 in 4 of all pregnant women are iron deficient in the 3rd trimester

Every woman has ~3,000mg of ir on in her body and each pregnancy requires ~1,000mg. Oral iron and nutrition al one aren’t always sufficient t o replete the iron deficit.

Nearly 3 in 4 of all pregnant women are iron deficient in the 3rd trimester

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Serum Ferritin (ng/ml)
Iron Deficiency


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