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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

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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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How long does it take for side effects of iron tablets to wear off?

How long does it take for side effects of iron tablets to wear off?

Which side effect?: Constipation is one of the side effects, and it will go away, once you stop taking the pills, though you may address it taking fiber laxative. If you have other side effects, please describe what those are. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking several multivitamin and minerals with iron?

What are the side effects of taking several multivitamin and minerals with iron?

Overdose: Certain vitamins & minerals, including iron, can become toxic if you consistently take much more than your body needs. One multivitamin is usually sufficient for most healthy people. Men & women who don't menstruate shouldn't take iron supplement unless specifically instructed under dr's care. Some supplements can interfere with absorption of others, so consult w/ practitioner if using several. ...Read more

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Which form of iron supplement is best ABSORBED in the body with MINIMAL side effects?

Which form of iron supplement is best ABSORBED in the body with MINIMAL side effects?

Not an easy question: Though some salts of iron are better absorbed than others, they may not provide the same amount of elemental iron. You may have to sacrifice one for the other. In addition, some salts are better tolerated (less GI side effects). Check with your pharmacist regarding which forms they carry and how will they affect you. ...Read more

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My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal,ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal,ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...Read more