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Feraheme

Ferumoxytol

FERUMOXYTOL is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This medicine is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in people with chronic kidney disease. Compare iron supplements.
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Feraheme Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional regularly. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor. Foods that contain iron include: whole grains/cereals, dried fruits, beans, or peas, leafy green vegetables, and organ meats (liver, kidney).

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blurred vision

chest pain

confusion

difficult or labored breathing

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fever

rapid weight gain

sweating

tightness in the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds

chest discomfort

cough

decreased urine output

difficulty with swallowing

dilated neck veins

dizziness

extreme fatigue

fainting

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

hives, itching, or skin rash

irregular breathing

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of consciousness

nausea or vomiting

no blood pressure or pulse

pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

stopping of the heart

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

unconsciousness

unresponsiveness

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

back pain

headache

muscle spasms

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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