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Doctor insights on: Iron Sucrose Injection Side Effects

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Why is iron sucrose called iron sucrose if it has no sugar in?

Why is iron sucrose called iron sucrose if it has no sugar in?

It's a complex: The iron is bound to the sucrose molecule as a carrier. If you need this medication, don't hesitate -- refined sugar / sucrose has a bad rap and iron deficiency will interfere with your ability to do what you need to in order to enjoy a productive life. ...Read more

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How do iron injections make you feel and are there side effects?

How do iron injections make you feel and are there side effects?

Iron injections: Iton injections are only given when iron supplement can not be taken orally or if iron stores are severely depleted . They can be given by IV or into the muscle . When given IM they have to be given in the hip area and deep . Main safe effect is allergic reaction , such difficulty breathing , swelling of throat , dizziness . Numbness of face . You can read more on WebMD ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of low iron levels?

What are some of the side effects of low iron levels?

Anemia: It is not the low iron levels per se that cause symptoms, but the anemia due to iron deficiency that, depending on severity, may cause symptoms. Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327 ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of low iron levels?

Doctors, what are the side effects of low iron levels?

Iron deficiency: fatigue and poor concentration. of course if the deficiency leads to anemia. then the anemia will cause exertional symptoms, near syncope , light headedness. restless leg and sleep disturbances can happen as well. iron is important to extract energy from nutrition ...Read more

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My iron saturation is at 8 but i don't want to take pills because of side effects . What other options do I have ?

My iron saturation is at 8 but i don't want to take pills because of side effects . What other options do I  have ?

Not everyone gets: Side effects. You should not have a negative mind set of meds prior to taking them. Putting them in the freezer and taking iron with food helps. Try it. If it does not work there is an IV form. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of IV iron? Will I have to get a port for infusions or will they use a regular IV? I'm getting them 1x/week for 8 weeks.

What are the side-effects of IV iron? Will I have to get a port for infusions or will they use a regular IV? I'm getting them 1x/week for 8 weeks.

IV iron: Studies show IV iron can cause bloating or swelling of the face arms legs, blurred vision, chest pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, and several other side effects. IV iron is needed in the setting of anemia and a peripheral IV can be started weekly. The side effects can be watched for and are not guaranteed to happen. If indicated the benefits outweigh the risks. Focus on benefits. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have very high iron and low t. Can anyone recommend a doctorr in northeast pa? It very to find one in my town. I feel all side effects and need help

I have very high iron and low t. Can anyone recommend a doctorr in northeast pa? It very to find one in my town. I feel all side effects and need help

Find a specialist: You may have hemochromatosis and will need an endocrinologist to evaluate your hormones and they may send you to a hematologist or other specialist to evaluate the high iron. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more