- What is iron dextran-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for iron dextran injection?
- Is this drug available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for this drug?
- What are the uses for iron dextran?
- Iron dextran WARNING
- What are the side effects of iron dextran?
- What is the dosage for iron dextran, and where on the body is the injection given?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with this drug?
- Is thsi drug safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about this drug?
What is the dosage for iron dextran, and where on the body is the injection given?
Iron dextran is injected into a vein or the muscles of the buttocks.
The recommended dose for adults is 25-100 mg intravenously or deep into the muscle of the buttock everyday as needed. The maximum dose is 100 mg (2 mL) a day
Which drugs or supplements interact with this drug?
No clinically important drug-drug interactions between iron dextran and other medications have been reported by the manufacturer.
Is thsi drug safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Iron dextran should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
- Small amounts of iron dextran are excreted into human milk. Iron dextran should be used cautiously in pregnant women.
What else should I know about this drug?
What preparations of iron dextran-injection are available?
Iron dextran solution is available in 2 ml single dose vials for injection, containing 50 mg of elemental iron per ml.
How should I keep iron dextran-injection stored?
Iron dextran should be stored at room temperature, between 68 F and 77 F (20 C to 25 C).
When was iron dextran approved by the FDA?
The FDA approved iron dextran in April, 1974.
REFERENCE: FDA Full Prescribing Information
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