iron sucrose (injection) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Venofer)?
Call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your iron sucrose injection.
What happens if I overdose (Venofer)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, joint or muscle pain, swelling, numbness or tingling, trouble breathing, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
These symptoms may also occur if the medication is infused too quickly.
What should I avoid while using iron sucrose injection (Venofer)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using iron sucrose injection.
What other drugs will affect iron sucrose injection (Venofer)?
Iron sucrose injection can make it harder for your body to absorb iron medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you are taking iron supplements or other iron-based oral medications, such as:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with iron sucrose injection. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about iron sucrose injection.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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