Dexferrum may cause serious and possibly fatal allergic reactions. Patients who have had an allergic reaction to another medicine or to several other medicines may have a greater risk of allergic reaction to Dexferrum . Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Only use Dexferrum if oral iron therapy is not adequate or possible. Dexferrum should be administered under close medical supervision where emergency treatment for a severe allergic reaction is available, if it should occur.
Treating iron deficiency in patients for whom oral iron therapy is not appropriate.
Dexferrum is elemental iron as an injection. It works by replenishing body iron stores in patients with iron deficiency.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Dexferrum . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dexferrum . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Dexferrum may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Dexferrum as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dexferrum .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Cramps/leg cramps; diarrhea; dizziness; fatigue; headache; lightheadedness; mild swelling or pain at the injection site; nausea; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); backache; chest pain; chills; fainting; fever; seizures; severe dizziness; severe muscle pain; severe stomach pain; severe swelling or pain at the injection site; shortness of breath or wheezing; skin flushing; slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include abnormal skin sensations; chest pain; dizziness; fainting; headache; joint aches; nausea; stomach or muscle pain; swelling, especially of the feet and ankles; vomiting.Proper storage of Dexferrum :
Dexferrum is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Dexferrum at home, store Dexferrum as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Dexferrum out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Dexferrum . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.