TREATMENT OPTIONS

How is Iron Deficiency Treated?1

Treatment options for iron deficiency anemia1

Mild IDA

Iron Rich Foods

Heme iron : Animal sources
Non-heme iron : Plant sources

Mild to Moderate IDA

Oral Iron Supplements

Heme iron : Animal sources
Non-heme iron : Plant sources

Severe IDA

Parenteral Iron Supplements

Intravenous (IV) iron
Intramuscular (IM) iron

Reference: 

1) US National Library of Medicine, NIH. Iron deficiency anemia. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia