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Ferric Carboxymaltose Injection (FERRIC CARBOXYMALTOSE - INJECTION)

Instructions

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

Always inspect the medicine before using.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

Keep this medicine at room temperature.

Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any other vitamins.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not use more than 1 dose each week.

Brand Name(s): Injectafer

Generic Name: Ferric Carboxymaltose

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.

Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
  • burning or stinging
  • dizziness
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • high blood pressure
  • brown staining of skin around injection site
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • nausea

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bone pain
  • fainting
  • mood changes
  • muscle weakness
  • shortness of breath

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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