Generic name: Ferric Carboxymaltose
Brand name: Injectafer
Injectafer is consumed for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia or low iron levels in adults. Ferric carboxymaltose is commonly a prescription iron replacement product.
Injectafer (Ferric Carboxymaltose) Uses
Injectafer is a product that is used to treat low levels of iron in blood that is also known in iron deficiency anemia. It is also consumed to treat low iron level due to different conditions, including when the body don’t get enough iron from food. It can also be used by the individuals who have anemia because of ling term kidney disease. It is useful for the people who can’t take iron through mouth those people can inject iron in the form of ferric carboxymaltose. The medication is injected in the vein by the health professional or doctor. The dosage of the medication will depend on the age, treatment response, medical condition and weight.
Injectafer (Ferric Carboxymaltose) Adverse effects
The medication can cause different side effects that can be moderate to severe. The common side effects caused by the medication are increased blood pressure, vomiting, headache, nausea, dizziness, pain and bruising on the side of the injection and flushing.
The serious side effects from the medication include severe dizziness, itching or swelling, loss of consciousness, rare allergic reactions, rash and trouble breathing. If anyone has noticed any of the given side effects discuss it with your doctor and get immediate medical help.
Injectafer (Ferric Carboxymaltose) Precautions
Before taking the medication let your doctor know if you have any medical history specifically about liver disease. If you are allergic to medications tell your doctor as this medication contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.
If a women is pregnant or planned to become pregnant should take the medication with proper prescription only when required. The medication can make you dizzy and drowsy avoid driving and machinery work or any activity that requires alertness.
Injectafer (Ferric Carboxymaltose) Interaction
Before taking the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking over the counter and non prescription medications, herbals, supplements and vitamins for the treatment of other medical conditions. The drug interaction can affect the working of the medication and increase the risk of serious side effects. The other medications that can interact are other iron containing medications and dimercaprol.