sodium ferric gluconate complex - injection, Ferrlecit (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, flushing, headache, diarrhea, cramps, or discomfort at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dizziness/lightheadedness, muscle pain (especially in the lower back/buttocks/legs), tingling of hands/feet, unusual weakness, vomiting.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: low blood pressure, certain metabolic disorders (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis), previous reaction to iron dextran injection.This medication is not recommended for use in newborns.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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