Basic Information On Venofer
Venofer is a sterile, aqueous, brown, polynuclear iron hydroxide (ferric hydroxide) complex in sucrose. The drug is used in patients with iron deficiency (or anemia) and who are on haemodialysis that involves filtration of the blood in order to remove the waste from the blood. During this dialysis procedure, an individual loses a lot of blood which results in deficiency of iron. In these patients the absorption of iron in the GI tract is not sufficient. Brand or generic Venofer is also used in patients with chronic kidney diseases who are administering erythropoietin which is a hormone that increases the production of red blood cells. The drug acts by dissociating into sucrose and iron by the reticulo-epithelial system. The iron reaches the bone marrow, liver and spleen.
Precautions / Side Effects For Venofer
Common side effects of Venofer include low blood pressure (hypotension), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, seizures, syncope, tachycardia, chest pain, haemolysis, hemochromatosis, joint pain, muscle cramps, aches, weakness, dyspnoea, fever, tooth discoloration, metallic taste and abnormal taste. The low blood pressure is probably due to the dosage and rate of Iron Sucrose Complex administered. Serious side effects include hemosiderosis and severe hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis.
Patients with autoimmune disorders, hepatic impairment (moderate to severe) and arthritis must administer Venofer drug with the advice of the health care provider or physician. Pediatric and geriatric population should administer the drug with caution. Breast-feeding women must administer the drug with physician’s advice. If you have hypersensitivity to any of the components of the drug, sulfites, tartrazine or alcohol, then avoid the drug. Avoid Iron Sucrose Complex if you have hemolytic or anemia that is caused due to any reason other than iron deficiency. Patients with primary hemochromatosis must avoid the drug as well.
Brand or generic Venofer is administered as slow IV injection, undiluted as 100 mg for 2-5 minutes. It can also be administered as 100 mg IV infusion which is diluted in 100 mL of 0.9% NaCL for 15 minutes in the treatment of haemodialysis dependent chronic kidney diseases (HDD-CKD). In the treatment of non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney diseases (NDD-CKD) total dose of 1000 mg is administered undiluted as 200 mg IV injection (2-5 minutes) 5 times over 14 days. Alternatively 500 mg is diluted in 250 mls of 0.9% NaCL and administered as infusion for 3.5-4 hours on 1st and 14th day. In the treatment of peritoneal dialysis dependent, chronic kidney diseases (PDD-CKD), 300 mg Venofer is administered twice on 1st and 14th day as IV infusion for 1.5 hours. After another 14 days 400 mg for 2.5 hours is administered.
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