Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020955/001.

Names and composition

"FERRLECIT" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SODIUM FERRIC GLUCONATE COMPLEX.


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How did you feel after IV Iron Therapy?
I've asked this question a couple times, but haven't gotten many responses. I'm thinking it's cause the time of day I ask, most people are working. So I'm gonna try one last time...I'm 27 weeks pregnant, and have been put on IV Iron Theraphy once a week, for 4 weeks. Doc says I am... Asked by Layne Pastuch 2 years ago.

I've asked this question a couple times, but haven't gotten many responses. I'm thinking it's cause the time of day I ask, most people are working. So I'm gonna try one last time... I'm 27 weeks pregnant, and have been put on IV Iron Theraphy once a week, for 4 weeks. Doc says I am severely anemic. My levels are at 26, and my doc said they SHOULD be atleast 40. I've been feeling very dizzy, and sleep every chance I get. I'm a stay at home Mommy to a 3 year old daughter, so it's not easy. My heart starts beating really fast, and I feel like I am going to pass out. My doc said it could all be related. Anyway, I am having my first IV Iron session tomorrow morning. I have a lot of things to do after that, and then will be driving 5 hours to Miami for my Baby Shower with friends & family. How should I feel after? Will it make me sick? Or sleepy? Anything? Or should I feel really good after? Also, I know a lot of iron can also make you constipated. Will IV iron do the same thing? Answered by Diann Haylett 2 years ago.

i've never had this but this is from the web Intravenous or Injected Iron In some cases, iron is administered through muscular injections or intravenously. Intravenous iron has the advantage of causing less gastrointestinal discomfort and inconvenience. It may be in the form of iron dextran (Dexferrum, InFed), sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose (Ferrlecit), or iron sucrose (Venofer). Ferrlecit or Venofer are proving to be at least equally effective and safer than iron dextran. Candidates. The injected or intravenous forms should be limited to the following patients with iron deficiency: People with iron deficiency anemia in whom oral therapy has clearly failed. Patients with bleeding disorders in which blood loss continues to exceed the rate at which oral iron is absorbed. In emergencies, when people need red blood cells but transfusion is not appropriate or available. In people with serious gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, who cannot take iron therapy by mouth. People undergoing hemodialysis who receive supplemental erythropoietin therapy. Sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose (Ferrlecit) or iron sucrose (Venofer) is specifically approved as first-line therapy for these patients. One 2003 study suggested that a combination of iron and vitamin C by mouth might be sufficient to maintain adequate iron and vitamin C stores. Certain patients, even if they meet these qualifications, may not be appropriate candidates or should be monitored closely for complications. They include: Patients with any underlying autoimmune disease. Malnourished patients who also have an underlying infection. Patients who are at risk for iron overload. Side Effects. Some side effects differ depending on how the iron is administered and include the following: Muscular injections include pain at the site. Intravenous administration can cause pain in the vein, flushing, and metallic taste, all of which are brief. For both methods, side effects and serious complications can include: Blood clots Fever Joint aches Headache Rashes A delayed reaction of joint and muscle aches, headache, and malaise occurs 1 - 2 days after the infusion (most commonly with iron dextran) in about 10% of patients. These symptoms respond quickly to NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, in most people. Iron toxicity. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Sodium ferric gluconate in sucrose (Ferrlecit) or iron sucrose (Venofer) may pose a lower risk for toxicity than iron dextran. Allergic reactions. Allergic reactions that occur with intravenous iron can be very serious and, in rare cases, even fatal. Iron dextran appears to pose a much higher risk than sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose or iron sucrose, although allergic reactions can also occur with the latter forms. Oral and injected iron should never be given at the same time. Intravenous iron therapy may be appropriate for some pregnant women who meet these requirements, depending on the pregnancy term and other factors. Answered by Prince Sosaya 2 years ago.

I had my first iron infusion , very critical however as of feb 27th 2016, I feel great Dr. Haggarty at kaiser is awesome, I have a series of iron infusions, best take labs per two weeks after a cycle to per my MD. states andi shall do just that. I work within the medical field.I not ever offered this option although the surgeon which had given me a blood transfusion and other options which also terrific i was not intruduce to the iron infusion. I wake up energized and when tired i am NOToverly tired , since this is my first thus far i give it five stars ***** and state make sure you receive what is best for you! iron supplements do not absirb in my body well as many it does not. Why go years and years not feeling your best try it see the results for yourself some will be helpful others my not, but always remember its up to you to try something out to improve the quality of your life. overall. energized, mind body soul, muscles joints and yes I already had energy , but this is the real enegy plus which i should have out of many years i feel right now fabulous thankful to Dr. Haggarty of Santa Teresa Kaiser for giving options listening responding and really reaching out helping me . I recommend him ") in addition to what ever you would need know you will receive and start to smile knowing you taking care of yourself it feel absoul /great. In addition every thing about you feel new physically mentally you exhale. your mate will love the new energy and so will YOU Answered by Orval Badia 2 years ago.

Ferrlecit Side Effects Answered by Archie Walworth 2 years ago.

Acute Renal Failure?
he gets dialysis 3 times a week, he has had 12 dialysis treatments so far. although doctors can not find the reason for it, he believes it was because of medications he was given in the military.he has no other illnesses. .it is not "end stage" yet. it is currently "acute" Asked by Timothy Rynearson 2 years ago.

The medical term for that is ESDR or End Stage Renal Disease, that is when the kidneys stop functioning, years ago people died septic, that is the accumulation of urine in the blood causes Uremia and therefore the Sepsis, now there is a relief with the Dialysis, there are two types the Hemodyalisis and the Peritoneal Dialysis, but then the patient has to follow an strict diet, and since there is no more production of red cells it has to be artificial using a hormone called Epotein Alpha which is the one in charge to go and get Iron from the Marrow Bone to create the red cells, also Iron has to be administered to the patient, the name is Ferrlecit, and it doesn't stop there, has to be very careful for the rest of his/her life, this disease is irreversible.. cyb Answered by Mercedes Pfautz 2 years ago.

I also got e-colie poison, went septic, got in my blood, was very serious, and they didn't think I would live past that night. But I did. Every time I have been in the hospital and had to have a cath I got UTI'S, I can get them just by using the wrong soap and it gets up in side - hurts!!! I was never told that I had acute renal failure, but our family just went thru this with our mom. Mom had only one kidney, her blood test back in Dec. 2005 was 9.9 times more creatine level in her blood stream, and it did affect her memory a lot!! She was not a candidate for a transplant, so dialysis was started. She had to go to the dialysis center 3 times a week and be on the machine for 3 hours every time. After 9 months mom could not take it any longer, she had other health issues - severe panic/anxiety, and she hated to go, she gave up and stopped. Once she stopped dialysis, she knew she only had a week to live, so Hospice - the best people in the world came in. Mom was only 68 when she died. So if they are saying acute renal failure this is very serious. Depends on the size of town you live in, but there are good Dr.'s out there, and if you don't like one, see another one, tests to be sure, you don't have to take the first dr. it is your body, but see that you do find one asap so that you know for sure and get going on treatments if needed. Answered by Freeda Hefty 2 years ago.


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