Ferinject (ferric carboxymaltose) is an iron replacement therapy used to treat patients who have low levels of iron in their body. Iron is an essential element required for the oxygen-carrying capacity of haemoglobin in red blood cells and muscle tissue. Iron is also involved in many other functions necessary for maintenance of life in the human body. Over time low levels of iron can lead to anaemia, where red blood cells are either smaller and/or fewer than normal.
Ferinject is used to increase the amount of iron in your body. Increasing iron is intended to reverse and prevent anaemia.