Your doctor will decide how much medicine you should have and when it will be given.
An IM shot is given in your muscle. Iron dextran IM shots are only given in the buttocks.
An IV is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand, and sometimes in the chest.
You will be given a small test dose of this medicine to make sure you are not allergic to it. After the test dose, you will need to stay in the doctor's office or clinic for at least 1 hour. Then the rest of your full dose will be given.
A nurse or other caregiver will give your shots.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or clinic where you get your treatments for instructions.