Highlights for iron-sucrose
iron-sucrose Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- dark colored stools (this may be due to the iron, but can indicate a more serious condition)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
iron-sucrose May Interact with Other Medications
- certain antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline
- thyroid hormones
How to Use iron-sucrose
Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. The tablets may be crushed to help with chewing and swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- high levels of iron in the blood
- liver disease
- stomach or intestine problems or surgery
- an unusual or allergic reaction to iron sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss one or more doses, restart your medicine with the next meal. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular check ups. You may need blood work done while taking this medicine.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: January 17, 2014