Iron Saccharate

Name: Iron Saccharate

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving iron sucrose injection,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to iron sucrose injection; any other iron injection such as ferumoxytol (Feraheme), iron dextran (Dexferrum, Infed, Proferdex), or sodium ferric gluconate (Ferrlecit); any other medications; or any of the ingredients in iron sucrose injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention iron supplements that are taken by mouth. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any medical condition.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while receiving iron sucrose injection treatment, call your doctor.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Iron sucrose injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • constipation
  • arm, leg, or back pain
  • muscle cramps
  • loss of energy
  • changes in taste
  • ear pain
  • fever
  • pain, redness, or swelling in the joints, especially the big toe
  • soreness, redness, or burning at the injection site

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience the following symptom or those listed in the HOW section, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment.

  • chest pain

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will check your blood pressure and order certain lab tests to check your body's response to iron sucrose injection.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Venofer┬«

Other names

  • Iron Saccharate
  • Iron Sucron Complex
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