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Generic Name: Ferumoxytol (FER-ue-MOX-i-tol)Brand Name: Feraheme

Ferumoxytol is used for:

Treating anemia caused by low levels of iron in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Ferumoxytol is an iron replacement product. It works by replacing iron in the body.

Do NOT use Ferumoxytol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Ferumoxytol
  • you have high blood iron levels
  • you have anemia that is not caused by low levels of iron

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Ferumoxytol :

Some medical conditions may interact with Ferumoxytol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (including any iron preparations)
  • if you have low blood pressure
  • if you are on dialysis
  • if you are taking an iron supplement by mouth
  • if you will be having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ferumoxytol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines.

Ask your health care provider if Ferumoxytol 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.

How to use Ferumoxytol :

Use Ferumoxytol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ferumoxytol is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • Do not use Ferumoxytol if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • If you miss a dose of Ferumoxytol , contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ferumoxytol .

Important safety information:

  • Ferumoxytol may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Ferumoxytol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Severe allergic reactions have occurred in patients using Ferumoxytol . You will be observed for signs of an allergic reaction for at least 30 minutes after you receive Ferumoxytol . Contact your doctor right away if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction (eg, rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; wheezing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
  • Ferumoxytol may interfere with certain lab tests, including MRIs and tests for iron in the blood. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using Ferumoxytol .
  • Lab tests, including blood iron levels and blood pressure, may be performed while you use Ferumoxytol . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Ferumoxytol before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Ferumoxytol should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Ferumoxytol while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ferumoxytol is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using Ferumoxytol .

Possible side effects of Ferumoxytol :

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:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; nausea.

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); severe or persistent dizziness; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; wheezing.

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 .

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

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.

Proper storage of Ferumoxytol :

Ferumoxytol is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Ferumoxytol at home, store Ferumoxytol as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Ferumoxytol out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Ferumoxytol , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ferumoxytol is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ferumoxytol . 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.

  • Ferumoxytol Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
  • ferumoxytol Intravenous Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Feraheme Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Feraheme Consumer Overview

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