Generic Name: sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex, Injectable Solution

Generic Name:

sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex, Injectable Solution

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Highlights for sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex

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SODIUM FERRIC GLUCONATE COMPLEX (SOE dee um FER ik GLOO koe nate KOM pleks) is an iron replacement. It is used with epoetin therapy to treat low iron levels in patients who are receiving hemodialysis.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex Side Effects

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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):

  • cramps
  • dark colored stools
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
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sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex May Interact with Other Medications

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Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • deferoxamine
  • dimercaprol
  • other iron products

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • chloramphenicol
  • deferasirox
  • medicine for blood pressure like enalapril
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex

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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.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

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
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Visit your doctor for check-ups as directed.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Last Updated: August 19, 2009

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