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What is an iron dextran injection usp. 250 mg./5ml?

What is an iron dextran injection usp. 250 mg./5ml?

IV iron: Iron dextran is an intravenous iron formulation. The numbers 250 mg/5 ml refer to the concentration. After the doctor calculates your "iron deficit" (usually around 1500-2000 mg depending on how anemic you are), he/she would then give you around 20-40 ml of iron dextran. Iron dextran can cause allergic reactions. Newer formulations such as ferric gluconate are less likely to do so. ...Read more

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Procedure for giving iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Procedure for giving iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Iron dextran: Iron dextran is given intravenously over several hours and usually needs to be given with premedications like hydrocortisone, benadryl, and tylenol (acetaminophen) to prevent allergic reactions. ...Read more

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When does someone need an iron dextran injection (imferon)?

When does someone need an iron dextran injection (imferon)?

See details: It is indicated in individuals with an iron deficiency anemia if the anemia is severe, the patient does not respond to oral iron or cannot tolerate or absorb iron tablets. ...Read more

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Which of these steps are appropriate iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Which of these steps are appropriate iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Rephrase question: Plase rephrase your question. What steps are you reffering here. Iron dextran infusion is indicated if you can't tolerate or if you do not respond to the oral iron replacement medication. You are going to be given small dose as a testing dose prior to the iron infusion to make sure that you do not have allergic reaction. It is otherwise a well tolerable therapy. Discuss with your doctor further. ...Read more

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What is iron dextran injection?

What is iron dextran injection?

Iron dextran: Iron dextran is a form of intravenous iron used when patients are unable to tolerate oral iron or fail to respond to it. It tends to cause more allergic reactions that newer formulations such as Ferrlecit (sodium ferric gluconate) or venofer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of liquid iron?

What are the side effects of liquid iron?

Here's some: Although the following side effects are common, serious side effects must be reported go your doctor. Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset. Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black. ...Read more

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