IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable)


Questions | Reviews **~

Dosage and duration of Iron?


How iron sucrose is effective and safer compared to conventional iron thearapy? Is there any other salt which is more effective and safer than iron sucrose?
by zafar ali pathan in karachi pakistan, 01/10/2006

where does iron sucrose come frome?


I would like to know if there is a possibility of getting west nile from iron sucrose. My mother has been diagnosed with this and we would like to know if there is any chance of her becoming infected with the use of iron sucrose. Thank You Sharron San...
by Sharron in Rupert Idaho, 12/11/2006

IV Iron Dextran Treatments


I was treated approximately 4 years ago with a series of 13 treatments of IV iron dextran for severe iron deficency anemia. I am unable to tolerate oral iron therapy due to a gastric ulcer. I have become anemic again. What are the risks of anaphylaxis...
by Paula Powers in Roanoke, Virginia, 10/20/2006

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable)

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

IRON SUCROSE (Injection)

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Venofer

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Iron Sucrose (EYE-ron SOO-krose) Treats anemia (lack of iron) in people who are on kidney dialysis.

When To Not Use IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to Venofer®, if you have anemia that is not caused by a lack of iron, or if you have a hereditary iron disorder called hemochromatosis (or "iron overload").

How Should You Use IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given during your dialysis treatment.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use iron supplements that have not been recommended by your doctor. Getting too much iron can cause life-threatening illness.

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a family history of iron overload disorder.

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fever
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning pain
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet
  • Unusual weakness
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Leg cramps or muscle pain
  • Mild nausea or stomach pain
  • Mild skin itching

IRON SUCROSE (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

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