Maxifer

Maxifer

iron sucrose

Manufacturer:

Multicare

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe sucrose (equiv to elemental Fe)
Indications/Uses
Treatment of Fe deficiency anemia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 100 mg IV 1-3 wkly. Total dose: 1,000 mg in 10 doses. Repeat if needed not >3x wkly. Repletion treatment of Fe deficiency in hemodialysis patients 100 mg by slow IV inj over 5 min or IV infusion over at least 15 min. Min cumulative dose: 1,000 mg over 10 consecutive dialysis sessions.
Contraindications
Patients w/ evidence of Fe overload; anemia not caused by Fe deficiency.
Special Precautions
Discontinue therapy in patients w/ evidence of Fe overload. Periodic monitoring of hematologic & hematinic parameters (Hb, hematocrit, serum ferritin & transferrin saturation). Serum Fe values may be reliably obtained 48 hr after IV dosing. Hypersensitivity reactions, hypotension. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, fever, pain, asthenia, feeling unwell, malaise, accidental injury; hypotension, chest pain, HTN, hypervolemia; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, elevated liver enzymes, diarrhea; dizziness; cramps/leg cramps, musculoskeletal pain; dyspnea, pneumonia, cough; pruritus, inj site reaction.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AC - Iron, parenteral preparations ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Form
Maxifer inj 20 mg/mL
Packing/Price
5 mL x 5 × 1's (P426/inj)
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