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Side effect(s) of Iron Dextran

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Iron Dextran as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate, chest pain, chest tightness, high blood pressure, in some people low blood pressure, shivering, shock and fainting.

Central Nervous System- Convulsions, disorientation, dizziness, headache, uneasiness, numbness, tingling, unconsciousness, unresponsiveness and weakness.

Skin- Brown skin and/or underlying tissue discoloration (staining), bluish, flushing, itching, unusual bleeding, rash, sweating and hives.

Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, altered taste, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

Genitourinary- Blood in urine.

Blood- Lymphatic- Increase in white blood cells and swollen lymph nodes.

Local- Atrophy/fibrosis at injection site, inflammation, inflammation of vein, pain/soreness at or near IM injection site, sterile abscess and swelling.

Musculoskeletal- Joint pain, inflammation of joints, backache and muscle pain.

Respiratory- Asthma, difficulty in breathing, respiratory arrest and wheezing.

Miscellaneous- Serious allergic reaction which may cause death, chills, dizziness, fever, headache, malaise, nausea and vomiting.

Other Precautions : *Avoid using contaminated solution of this medication.

Drug Name : Iron Dextran

Iron Dextran(Infed) generic is an essential mineral, prescribed for anemia or iron deficiency, megaloblastic anemia as an astringent. It helps in oxygen transportation in the body.
More Info about Iron Dextran

Trade Names for Iron Dextran

International : 

Infed, Dexferrum,Infufer


Use this calculator if you are taking more than one drug
If no interactions are found between two drugs, it does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist. Always consult with a healthcare professional.

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