iron dextran


A. Menarini


Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Fe hydroxide dextran complex
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.
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
CosmoFer soln for inj 50 mg/mL
2 mL x 5 × 1's
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