iron dextran, Dexferrum, INFeD, Pri-Dextra

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GENERIC NAME: iron dextran

BRAND NAME: INFeD, Pri-Dextra, Dexferrum



USES: Iron dextran is used to treat patients with iron deficiency anemia that cannot be adequately treated with oral iron supplements.

WARNING: Serious anaphylactic-type reactions, including death, have occurred after administration of iron dextran injection. Patients should be given a test dose before their first dose and monitored closely by their doctor. The risk of experiencing allergic type side effects may be higher in patients who have allergies to other drugs.

Large doses may cause delayed (1-2 days) adverse reactions such as:

The reactions start 24-48 hours after administration and symptoms generally subside within 3-4 days.

Iron dextran should be used cautiously in people with liver disease and should not be used by people with kidney infections.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include:

Other possible side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/20/2016

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