Are you over 65?
Have you been taking oral iron for 3 months or more?
Are you interested in taking part in Clinical Research?
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’)?
To help us find out we need volunteers to participate in this trial, that will investigate which of these three approaches would be the best option if people haven’t responded to oral iron.