Generic Name : Ferumoxides
International- Feridex I.V. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a radiopaque contrast medium, used in detection and evaluation of liver lesions. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : The recommended dosage is 0.56 milligrams of iron (0.05 mL Feridex I.V. (ferumoxides injectable solution)) per kilogram of body weight. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Patient may develop with increased risk of low blood pressure, heart diseases; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
* Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
Body as Whole - Pain abdomen, pain neck, fatigue, fever.
Heart - High or low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, tingling.
Skin - Itching and sweating.
Eye and ENT - Abnormal vision, taste perversion.
Respiratory - Cough, nose bleed, nose inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Storage at 2–30°C.
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