iron dextran (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using iron dextran (DexFerrum, Infed)?
Iron dextran should not be used by people who have an overload of iron in their body or by patients with anemia not caused by iron deficiency.
Before using iron dextran, tell your doctor if you have
You may nto be able to use iron dextran or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Iron dextran is the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether dextran will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use iron dextran without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Iron dextran passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not use iron dextran without first talking to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
How should I use iron dextran (DexFerrum, Infed)?
Your doctor or other healthcare professional will administer the iron dextran as an injection into the vein (intravenous) or into the muscle (intramuscular).
If you are storing iron dextran at home, store the medication at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
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