CosmoFer

CosmoFer

iron dextran

Manufacturer:

A. Menarini

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe hydroxide dextran complex
Indications/Uses
Fe deficiency in adults when oral Fe prep cannot be used due to intolerance or in case of demonstrated lack of oral Fe therapy effect & need to rapidly deliver to Fe stores.
Dosage/Direction for Use
2-4 mL 2 or 3 times wkly depending on Hb level. Rapid delivery to body Fe stores Total dose infusion up to 20 mg/kg total replacement dose over 4-6 hr.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to other parenteral Fe products. Non-Fe deficiency anaemia (eg, haemolytic anaemia), Fe overload or disturbances in Fe utilisation (eg, haemochromatosis, haemosiderosis), decompensated liver cirrhosis & hepatitis, acute or chronic infection. Acute renal failure.
Special Precautions
Not to be concomitantly used w/ oral Fe prep. History of severe asthma, eczema or other atopic allergy, immune or inflammatory conditions (eg, SLE, RA). Avoid rapid IV inj administration. Not to be used during pregnancy & lactation. Not to be used in childn <14 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Uncommonly, nausea, emesis, abdominal pain; feeling hot; anaphylactoid reactions ie, urticaria, rashes, itching, nausea & shivering; cramps; blurred vision, numbness; dyspnea; flushing, pruritus, rash.
Drug Interactions
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AC - Iron, parenteral preparations ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Form
CosmoFer soln for inj 50 mg/mL
Packing/Price
2 mL x 5 × 1's
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