Letters to the Editor
- Aust Prescr 2005;28:49-51
- 1 August 2005
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2005.069
Editor, – I read your brief few paragraphs on iron sucrose (Aust Prescr 2005;28:49-51) and felt the need to point out a few things:
The prescribing should be limited to 'dialysis' patients, not just 'haemodialysis' patients - 23% of dialysis patients are peritoneal dialysis patients. Indeed 50+% of patients starting dialysis have commenced erythropoietic agents (legally, and according to guidelines) before they need dialysis. This group will also benefit from iron sucrose so 'chronic renal failure' is a more appropriate indication.
Deputy Director, Nephrology
Monash Medical Centre
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