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Iron dextran is an injectable medication used in the management of iron deficiency anemia, particularly in patients who are unable to tolerate iron by mouth. It is in the class of medications referred to as iron replacement products. This activity outlines the indications, actions, and contraindications for iron dextran as a valuable agent in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. Additionally, it will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other vital factors pertinent to members of the healthcare team.