Ferinject 100mg Injection
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION belongs to a class of ‘haematinics’ primarily used to treat anaemia. Iron deficiency occurs mainly due to poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased folate use in the body (during pregnancy).
Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying the adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION contains ‘Iron’ an essential body mineral and nutritional supplement required for the formation of the red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues.
By combining with a protein in the blood called haemoglobin, iron helps carry adequate oxygen to various body parts.
Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. In some cases, it may cause side effects like constipation, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, dark stools, loss of appetite, and upset stomach.
Most of these side effects of FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION or its inactive components, please inform your doctor.
Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis) before starting FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION.
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy. FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. Read more: Ferinject 100mg
Uses of FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is an essential component of hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein that helps transfer oxygen from the lungs to the different body’s tissues.
It also supports muscle metabolism and healthy connective tissue. Besides this, FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is also necessary for physical growth, neurological development, cellular functioning, and various hormone synthesis. click here
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Side Effects of FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION
- Stomach cramps
- Dark stools
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION or its inactive components. Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver/ diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis) before starting FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION.
Chewable and dissolving tablets of FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION contain sugar or aspartame, hence caution should be taken if you have diabetes and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine).
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy. FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is excreted into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION if you are a breastfeeding mother.
Drinking alcohol can affect iron absorption, therefore, it is advised to avoid alcohol intake while using FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION. FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. Do not store FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION above 25°C.
Drug-Drug Interaction: FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION may interact with rheumatoid arthritis drugs (penicillamine), cholesterol-lowering drugs (cholestyramine), Parkinson’s disease (levodopa, co-careldopa, entacapone), thyroid disease medicines (levothyroxine), medicines to treat bone problems (bisphosphonates),
Wilson’s disease (trientine), antibiotics (quinolones, chloramphenicol, tetracyclines), blood pressure-lowering drugs (methyldopa), metal poisoning treating drugs (dimercaprol), immunosuppressants (mycophenolate mofetil), and antacids.
Drug-Food Interaction: FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION should not be taken along with alcohol, dairy products, and eggs as it might affect FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION absorption in the body.
Drug-Disease Interaction: FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION should be used with caution in heart, liver, or kidney diseases,iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis).
WHAT IS FERINJECT 100MG?
FERINJECT 100MG contains ferric carboxymaltose
Ferinject Solution for Injection is an iron replacement medicine. It is used to treat a type of anemia where you have fewer amount of red blood cells due to insufficient iron in your body (iron-deficiency anemia). Iron is needed to produce the red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body.
Ferinject Solution for Injection is given by injection or infusion (saline drip) into a vein by your doctor or nurse. You will be watched carefully to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. It is usually given in two doses, seven days apart.
Your doctor will decide how much and how often you may need injections to improve your anemia. Eating a well-balanced diet that has enough iron, vitamins, and minerals can help to replenish your iron reserves. Good sources of iron include meat, eggs, raisins, broccoli, and lentils.
The most common side effects include vomiting, headache, dizziness, high blood pressure, and pain or irritation at the site of injection.
Most of these usually go away within a short time of the injection. If you are bothered by them or they go on for longer, talk to your doctor or nurse. You should not have this medicine if your anemia is not caused by a lack of iron.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have rheumatoid arthritis, asthma or other allergies, high blood pressure, or liver problems. This may affect your treatment.
It is not known whether this medicine is safe for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so please take advice from your doctor.
You will have tests to check your blood cells and iron levels, monitor your progress, and check for side effects. It may be advisable to limit alcohol during treatment.
WHAT FERINJECT 100MG IS USED FOR?
It is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in adult who have :
Intolerance to oral iron or who have not responded well to treatment with oral iron
Non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease
FERINJECT 100MG contains Ferric carboxymaltose which belongs to the group of medicines called anti-anemic agents. It is an iron replacement medicine used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia among adult patients who have intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron or in adult patients who have non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body lacks enough amount iron which is responsible for the formation of healthy red blood cells and oxygen transport in the body.
Ferric carboxymaltose contains iron (III) hydroxide complexed with a carbohydrate polymer called carboxymaltose, which is capable of releasing iron.
The iron released from the complex helps in the synthesis of hemoglobin and red blood cells, leading to correction of iron-deficiency anemia.
FERINJECT 100MG should be given only when your doctor decides that your body needs iron very quickly to build up your iron stores.
The most common side effects of this medicine are injection site irritation, headache, dizziness, high blood pressure and nausea. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have hypophosphatemia, infection, allergic reactions or liver disease.
It is highly contraindicated in patients having an iron-independent anemia or iron overload disorders. It is not recommended for use in children aged under 14 years. It should be used with caution in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Contact your doctor before taking.
It is advised to avoid the alcohol intake while using FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION since alcohol can hinder the absorption of iron in FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION.
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is safe to use if prescribed by a doctor during pregnancy. FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy.
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION can pass into the breast milk when used by a breastfeeding mother. Please consult your doctor before taking FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION if you are a nursing mother
FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION does not affect your ability to drive or operate any machinery. If you notice any side effects that affect your mental ability while using FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION.
It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION if you have kidney diseases.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Take your iron tablets regularly
- Include red meat, pork, poultry, and seafood in your diet.
- Iron sources like kidney beans, black beans, spinach, raisins, apricots, and lentils will help you improve your iron deficiency when taken along with FERINJECT 100MG INJECTION.
- Also, include iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta timely in your regular food intake.
- Vitamin C foods like orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, melons, and bell peppers enhance iron absorption into the body.
- You can also try iron gummies if you have sweet cravings.
- Recent trends, like using cast iron utensils for cooking can also improve your iron levels.
Regular monitoring of iron and haemoglobin levels is advised to rule out the possibility of anaemia.
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