Venofer

Venofer

iron sucrose

Manufacturer:

Vifor Pharma

Distributor:

Vifor Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe sucrose
Indications/Uses
Fe deficiency anaemia where there is a clinical need for a rapid Fe supply; in patients who cannot tolerate oral Fe therapy or are noncompliant; where oral Fe prep are ineffective (eg, active inflammatory bowel disease).
Dosage/Direction for Use
IV Individualized dosage. Inj Total single daily dose: Max 200 mg, given not more than 3 times a wk. Infusion Total single daily dose: Max 500 mg, given not more than once a wk.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Anaemia not caused by Fe deficiency. Fe overload or Fe utilisation disturbances. Pregnancy (1st trimester).
Special Precautions
Potentially fatal allergic or anaphylactoid reactions (patients w/ history of asthma, eczema, other atopic allergies or allergic reactions to other parenteral Fe prep have higher risk). Observe patients for adverse events for at least 30 min following each inj. Patients w/ liver dysfunction. Carefully monitor Fe status to avoid Fe overload. Patients w/ acute or chronic infection. Avoid paravenous leakage; immediately stop administration when pain, inflammation, tissue necrosis & brown skin discoloration occur. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Transient taste perversions (particularly metallic taste); hypotension, HTN; nausea; inj/infusion site reactions.
Drug Interactions
Reduce oral Fe prep absorption (start oral Fe therapy at least 5 days after last inj).
ATC Classification
B03AC - Iron, parenteral preparations ; Used in the treatment of anemia
Presentation/Packing
Form
Venofer inj 20 mg/mL
Packing/Price
5 mL x 5 × 1's ($92.5/box)
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