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USES: Iron, an essential mineral, is the major transporter of oxygen in the body. This medication is used to treat anemia or "iron-poor" blood in persons unable to take oral iron medication.

 
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Uses
Iron, an essential mineral, is the major transporter of oxygen in the body. This medication is used to treat anemia or "iron-poor" blood in persons unable to take oral iron medication.
Notes
  • Periodic blood tests will be done to check your response to this medication.
  • It is important to maintain a well balanced diet to ensure adequate intake of iron, vitamins and minerals.
  • Good sources of iron include meats especially liver, eggs, raisins, figs, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beans, lentils and iron fortified or enriched cereals.
  • Follow any diet recommendations.

Storage
  • Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light as directed.


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection usually once a day.
  • Prior to the first full dose, a smaller test dose is given to check for possible allergic effects.
  • If no reaction is observed after at least one hour, the full days dose may be given.
  • The dose and duration of therapy is calculated based on your weight and condition.

Side Effects
  • Flushing, headache, tingling of the hands or feet, nausea, shivering or dizziness may occur.
  • The area around the injection site may be tender, irritated or discolored (brown).
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Allergic reactions have been reported.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop breathing trouble, itching, skin rash, muscle aches or a fever while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any blood disorders, liver disease, asthma, arthritis or any allergies.
  • This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose.
  • Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any vitamin products.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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