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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Defiron.
Defiron is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Defiron is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
It is not known whether Defiron alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and rea... View More
Defiron should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Defiron may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Defiron should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defiron may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Defiron is an iron replacement product. It is used to treat a type of anemia where you have too few red blood cells because you have too little iron in ... View More
Uses of Defiron
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
Side effects of Defiron
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
- Dark colored stool
How to use Defiron
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Defiron works
Defiron is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin... View More
What if you forget to take Defiron?
If you miss a dose of Defiron, please consult your doctor.
- Defiron is given as a slow injection or infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
- Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
- You may be asked for regular blood tests to check for blood cells and iron levels in the body.
- It might cause lowering of blood pressure. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Iron deficiency anemia, in pregnancy and in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, hemodialysis dependent CKD patients or periton... View More
Before administering a slow intravenous injection, a test dose of 1 ml (20 mg of iron) should be injected slowly over a period of 1 to 2 minutes. If no ... View More
Adults and the Elderly: Iron-deficiency Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Hemodialysis-dependent CKD: 100 mg elemental iron IV (injection or infusion ... View More
Iron-deficiency Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Indicated for maintenance treatment of iron-deficient anemia associated with chronic kidney disease ... View More
The use of Iron Sucrose is contraindicated in patients with evidence of Iron overload e.g. Haemochromatosis, thalassemia or haemosiderosis and in patien... View More
Mode of Action
Iron: Essential component in the formation of hemoglobin; adequate amounts of iron are necessary for effective erythropoiesis; also serves as a cofactor... View More
Iron Sucrose should be administered with caution in patients with asthma, eczema, other atopic allergies or allergic reaction to other parenteral Iron p... View More
>10% Hypotension (36%),Muscle cramps (23%),Headache,Nausea 1-10% Dizziness,Fatigue,Arthralgia,Back pain,Hypertension,Fluid overload,Peripheral edem... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Published studies on intravenous iron sucrose treatment after first trimester of pregnancy not shown adverse maternal or fetal outcomes; avai... View More
May reduce the serum levels of cefdinir; stools may appear red due to the formation of an insoluble iron-cefdinir complex. May reduce the serum levels o... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More