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How is Venofer different from oral iron supplements?

Venofer (iron sucrose) is different from an oral iron supplement because it is injected directly into your bloodstream through a vein. The iron in an oral supplement must be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into your bloodstream.

Studies show that iron can increase production of red blood cells more quickly when it is injected rather than taken orally. So an injection may bring faster relief from anemia.

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