iron dextran - injection, Dexferrum, INFeD
GENERIC NAME: IRON DEXTRAN - INJECTION (EYE-urn DEX-tran)
BRAND NAME(S): Dexferrum, INFeD
WARNING: Infrequently, iron dextran for injection has caused severe (sometimes fatal) allergic reactions. It should be used only when clearly needed and when a patient is unable to take iron by mouth (oral forms).
USES: This medication is used to treat "iron-poor" blood (anemia) in people who cannot take iron by mouth because of side effects or because their anemia has not been successfully treated by it. Low iron levels can occur when the body can't get enough iron from food (poor nutrition, poor absorption) or when there is a large or long-term blood loss (e.g., hemophilia, stomach bleeding). You may also need extra iron because of blood loss during kidney dialysis. Your body may need more iron if you use the drug erythropoietin to help make new red blood cells.Iron is an important part of your red blood cells and is needed to carry oxygen in the body.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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