Iron Sucrose

Category: Anemia



Iron Sucrose Overview

Iron sucrose (brand name Venofer) is an intravenously administered iron product indicated in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.[1] It is frequently used in patients undergoing hemodialysis, those undergoing erythropoietin therapy, and/or patients who have chronic kidney disease. It is a type 2 complex which limits the maximum dose that can be given to 1000mg which requires 5-10 administrations. Unlike previous generations of IV iron supplements, this drug does not conta...

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Venofer (Iron sucrose) - Sugar substitute?

Does anyone know if the venofer infusion is made with a sugar substitute? I am epileptic and have a sugar substitute seizure trigger among other things. I recently started venofer and have my 4th infusion tomorrow for my anemia. I have had increased seizure activity and headaches, as well as an upset stomach the day after, to where I cannot leave the house. Any info will be helpful. Thank you. ## I didn't find any listed as being in it, according to the manufacturer's website. My husband is allergic to them, so I am always on the look out for them under their various names and forms. Headaches can be a normal side effect, according to FDA reports, the seizure activity is listed as being due to the possibility of being hypersensitive to it. Have you informed your doctor of the is...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Iron Sucrose
  • Injection: 100mg/5ml, 100mg/5ml (20mg/ml), 100mg/5ml(20mg/ml), 200mg/10ml (20mg/ml), 200mg/10ml(20mg/ml), 50mg/2.5ml (20mg/ml), 50mg/2.5ml(20mg/ml), 65mg/3.25ml (20mg/ml), 75mg/3.75ml (20mg/ml), 75mg/3.75ml(20mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Iron Sucrose: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 58607-111 Myferon 150 150 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Martin Ekwealor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Iron Sucrose or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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