Table 2.

Dosing approach definition

Dosing ApproachIron Dosage Level
2-wkMonthly Equivalencea
Bolus>500100 mg×ten consecutive sessions
Half bolus201–500100 mg×five consecutive sessions
Maintenance101–200100 mg weekly
Low maintenance1–10025 or 50 mg weekly
None00 mg
  • a The dosing approach presented was on the basis of iron sucrose. For other intravenous iron formulations, their monthly equivalence was used. For example, for the bolus dosing approach, the monthly iron dosage level was 1000 mg in one dialysis session with iron dextran, and 125 mg over eight consecutive dialysis sessions with ferric gluconate.