|Title:||Method and pharmaceutical composition for iron delivery in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients|
|Abstract:||A method of administering iron to dialysis patients is accomplished by infusion of a noncolloidal ferric compound, soluble in hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis solutions, by the process of dialysis. A pharmaceutical composition is provided consisting essentially of dialysis solution including a soluble noncolloidal ferric compound, preferably ferric pyrophosphate.|
|Inventor(s):||Gupta; Ajay (Farmington Hills, MI)|
1. A method for treating iron deficiency comprising parenterally administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of ferric pyrophosphate, so that
bioavailable iron is safely and effectively administered.
2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the route of administration is selected from the group consisting of subcutaneous, intramuscular, transdermal or intravenous administration.
3. A method according to claim 2 wherein the route is intravenous administration.
4. A method according to claim 2 wherein ferric pyrophosphate is administered to the patient at a rate of about 40 mg per hour.