WHAT IS FERINJECT –
FERINJECT is an intravenous iron preparation, a medicine that is used in the treatment of iron deficiency conditions. It contains iron in the form of ferric carboxymaltose, an iron carbohydrate compound. Iron is an essential element required for the oxygen-carrying capacity of haemoglobin in red blood cells and of myoglobin in muscle tissue. Moreover, iron plays an important role in many other vital processes in the human body.
WHAT FERINJECT IS USED FOR
FERINJECT is used for the treatment of patients with iron deficiency, when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. The aim of the therapy is to replenish body iron stores and to remedy anaemia, a reduced level of haemoglobin due to iron deficiency.
HOW FERINJECT IS GIVEN @ our practice
- By infusion, you may receive up to 20 mL of FERINJECT, corresponding to 1000 mg of iron, once a week directly into the vein. Because FERINJECT is diluted with sodium chloride solution for the infusion, it may have a volume of up to 250 mL and appear as a brown solution.
Your doctor will take responsibility for determining the appropriate dose and choosing the method, frequency and duration of your treatment.
Ferinject will be administered in a setting where possible allergic reactions can receive appropriate and prompt treatment.
You will be observed for about 30 minutes by your doctor or nurse after each administration.