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Iron sucrose - Intravenous - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Iron sucrose is used to treat iron deficiency anaemia (low red blood cell count caused by lack of iron in your body) to those with kidney disease.

How do I use this medicine?

Iron sucrose injection is to be given intravenously (into the vein). It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor based on your blood iron level and body weight.

Your doctor or nurse will administer Iron sucrose by injection or infusion for you.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any doses. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to Iron sucrose.

If you miss an appointment or miss an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • anaemia that is not caused by iron deficiency
  • liver disease
  • infections
  • lung disease e.g. asthma
  • eczema (inflamed or irritated skin)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and symptoms of an allergic reaction will be needed while you are being treated with this medicine.

What side effects could I experience?

Iron sucrose may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, temporary change in your taste, muscle pain or cramp, back pain and injection site reaction (pain, irritation, itching or discolouration).

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • light headedness, fainting
  • swelling of the face
  • difficulty in breathing
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any oral medicine which contains iron.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Iron sucrose - Intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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