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Treatments for Microcytic Anemia

Treatment List for Microcytic Anemia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Microcytic Anemia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Copper - possibly used for related copper deficiency
  • Vitamin B6 - possibly used for related vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Varies depending on underlying cause but usually Iron supplementation and dietary changes (increased iron in diet) will correct the condition
  • Treatment of microcytic anemia is dependant upon the underlying cause for the iron deficiency. Treatments include:
    • No treatment if the cause is a thalassemia trait
    • Investigation and treatment of underlying conditions such as coeliac disease, menorrhagia, bowel cancer
    • Dietary review and management - to ensure adequate iron intake in the diet
    • Iron supplementation - used when the patient is stable and the underlying cause has been identified, to restore haemoglobin levels and replenish iron stores
    • Blood transfusion - for management of severe anemia where there is evidence of end organ compromise such as cardiac ischaemia or cardiac failure

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