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Iron Sucrose - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Iron Sucrose

Generic Name : Iron Sucrose
Pronunciation : I ern SUE krose
Latest prescription information about Iron Sucrose. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Iron Preparations
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Iron Sucrose

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Why is Iron Sucrose Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

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When should Iron Sucrose not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with excess iron in the body, other than iron deficiency anemia (eg-Vitamin deficiency anemia, megaloblastic anemia) and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Iron Sucrose?

IV- The recommended dose is 1000 mg over 2 to 5 minutes infusion, in divided doses within 2 weeks time.

How should Iron Sucrose be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Iron Sucrose?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Iron Sucrose?

•   Ear : Ear pain.
•   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.

What are the other precautions for Iron Sucrose?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Iron Sucrose?

Store it at controlled room temperature (59° to 86°F). Protect from freezing.


<>Schedule : HPrescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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maithiliprasana, India

what will happen if is given in im route

dhuria, India

How much raise has been observed with iron sucrose inj

camprubi, Switzerland

We want to buy Encifer in Togo, how do we order it and how can we get it in Lomé ?

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