Anaemia or a lack of red blood cells due to low iron levels is common in older people. Many people take oral iron supplements but these do not always work as well as we would like.  If oral iron doesn’t work after a few weeks, it is not clear what the best course of action is.

Should people stop oral iron? Carry on with oral iron? Switch to using intravenous iron (a ‘drip’)?

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