Highlights for sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex
sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex 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
- breathing problems
- changes in hearing
- changes in vision
- chills, flushing, or sweating
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- fever, flu-like symptoms
- high or low blood pressure
- pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
- severe pain in the chest, back, flanks, or groin
- swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- dark colored stools
- nausea, vomiting
- stomach upset
sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- other iron products
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- medicine for blood pressure like enalapril
How to Use sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- anemia that is not from iron deficiency
- high levels of iron in the body
- an unusual or allergic reaction to iron, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or are trying to become pregnant
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Visit your doctor for check-ups as directed.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: August 19, 2009