Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose for anaemia in pregnancy


  • Nikita Gandotra Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Shazia Zargar Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Neha Mahajan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital, Jammu and Kashmir, India



Iron deficiency anaemia, Ferric carboxymaltose, Haemoglobin


Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with unfavourable consequences both for the mother and the fetus and is a major cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.

Methods: The study was conducted over a period of one year in which 100 pregnant females who met the inclusion criteria were administered ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) preparation.

Results: There was significant rise in mean haemoglobin and serum ferritin after transfusion of ferric maltose in the patients with very less adverse effects.

Conclusions: FCM, because of its high efficacy and safety can revolutionize the management of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in pregnancy.


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How to Cite

Gandotra, N., Zargar, S., & Mahajan, N. (2020). Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose for anaemia in pregnancy. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 8(10), 3539–3542.



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