This medication is a mineral iron, prescribed for iron deficiency anemia especially for kidney failure patients. It replenishes body iron stores in patients with iron deficiency.
Contraindicated in patients with excess iron in the body, other than iron deficiency anemia (eg-Vitamin deficiency anemia, megaloblastic anemia) and hypersensitivity.
IV- The recommended dose is 1000 mg over 2 to 5 minutes infusion, in divided doses within 2 weeks time.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
It should not be administered via intradermal, subcutaneous and intra muscular routes.
It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, do not drive a car, operate machinery while taking this medication.
Do not use in children.
Caution needed in elderly patients and pregnant women.
Eye : Eye inflammation.
Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, sensory loss, nausea and vomiting.
General : Weakness, chest pain, swelling in the leg, fatigue, injection site burning/ pain and fever.
Infections : Injection site infection, respiratory tract infection and urinary tract infection.
Metabolic : Excess fluid, gout and increase/decrease in blood sugar.
Musculoskeletal : Tissue disorders, joint pain/inflammation, back pain and muscle cramp/pain.
Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache and decreased sensitivity.
Respiratory : Increased cough, difficulty in breathing, nose congestion and inflammation of pharynx, nose.
Skin : Itching and rash.
Heart : High/low blood pressure.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (59° to 86°F). Protect from freezing.
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