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    Brand Name:Ferrlecit
    Generic:Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-02-18 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
R & D Laboratories
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
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About Ferrlecit

Ferrlecit is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients on chronic hemodialysis who are receiving treatment to stimulate the production of red blood cells.

Precautions for Ferrlecit

  • Iron is not easily eliminated from the body, and its build up can be toxic. Certain medical conditions may make you more likely to develop iron overload. Your doctor will decide if Ferrlecit is right for you.
  • Tell your health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Ferrlecit contains benzyl alcohol and therefore should not be used in newborns.

Side Effects of Ferrlecit

  • Immediate allergic reactions to intravenous iron carbohydrate complexes can cause death. Preparation for appropriate resuscitation equipment is recommended.
  • Ferrlecit can cause a severe drop in blood pressure together with flushing, lightheadedness, weakness, fatigue, or severe pain in the chest, back or groin. Do not exceed recommended dosage levels. These reactions usually end within one or two hours.

Other side effects may include:

  • Injection site reaction
  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Dizziness
  • Burning or prickling sensation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching
  • Rash
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breastfeeding and IV ferrlecit

Very interested to receive detailed information regarding breastfeeding an 11 day old baby and mom receiving IV ferrlecit. Your immediate response is desired. Sue


Your package insert mentions use for iron deficiency related to hemodialysis. Can I assume diferent causes of iron deficiency may be treated with this product as well instead of using Infed or venofer?

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