Venofer (Injection)

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Venofer (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Venofer (Injection)

Venofer (Injection) Medication Classification

IRON SUCROSE (Injection)

Venofer (Injection) Brandname


Venofer (Injection) 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 Venofer (Injection)

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 Venofer (Injection)


  • 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 Venofer (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Venofer (Injection)

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.

Venofer (Injection) Warnings

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

Venofer (Injection) 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

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Venofer (Injection)

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Overall Satisfaction: ***


Larbi, Larbi - 08/08/2013

If you work for someone else, you don't relaly leave it all home at the end of the day .. you have your life/responsibilities Plus their needs.Staying at home and being Mom is a totally worthy way of life and as satisfying as any big deal job. In this case, in my opinion, it is not the Job but the Person .. some people need more challenge, more praise, more structure , more company .. There is no perfect solution, whichever you choose, you always wonder if the Other would have been better.Wait til the difficulties pass, then see if you feel the same way.The weekend is almost here, that makes things brighter !