Venofer

Generic Name: Iron Sucrose

Venofer is a prescribed medication used to treat iron deficiency or anemia. It is basically treated in those people who are suffering from kidney disease. This medicine is used to treat "iron-poor" blood (anemia) in people with long-term kidney disease. You may need extra iron because of blood loss during kidney dialysis. Your body may also need more iron if you use the drug erythropoietin to help make new red blood cells. It carries the active ingredient of iron sucrose in it. This medicine acts an important part of your red blood cells and is needed to transport oxygen in the body. Many patients with kidney disease cannot get enough iron from food and require injections.

How to Use Venofer Injection

  • This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is usually given slowly over 2 to 5 minutes or as directed by your doctor.
  • Your dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Your doctor will take blood tests to monitor your response.
  • It is important to maintain a well-balanced diet to ensure adequate intake of iron, vitamins and minerals. Good sources of iron include meats (especially liver), eggs, raisins, figs, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beans, lentils, and iron-fortified or enriched cereals. Follow diet recommendations for your condition along with this medication.

Cautions before Use Venofer Injection

  • People who are suffering from low blood pressure are advised to not to take this medicine.
  • Those patient who had many blood transfusions are advised to not to take this medicine.
  • Patients suffering from hepatitis should not take this medication.

Venofer Injection Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Venofer are as follows:

  • chest pain
  • feeling like you might pass out
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • trouble breathing
  • dangerously high blood pressure
  • muscle cramps
  • weakness, tired feeling
  • dizziness, anxiety, headache
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
  • diarrhea, constipation
  • ear pain;
  • sore throat, sinus pain or congestion;
  • decreased sense of taste
  • joint pain
  • Pain, swelling, burning, or irritation around the IV needle

Venofer Injection Interactions and Overdose

Venofer may react with ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate and ferrous sulfate. Ptients hould check all the drugs they’re using with their healthcare providers like all prescription and non- prescription medications, herbal preparations and dietary supplements.

Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, joint or muscle pain, swelling, numbness or tingling, trouble breathing, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing or breathing may stop.

 

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