A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein or as a shot into a muscle (usually in the buttock).
You may be given a small test dose of this medicine to make sure you or your child are not allergic to it. The rest of your dose will be given at least one hour after the test dose.
Do not use iron supplements while you or your child are being given iron dextran shots unless your doctor tells you to.