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Ferogen 20mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Ferogen 20mg Injection is an iron replacement product. It is used to treat a type of anemia where you have too few red blood cells because you have too little iron in your body (iron-deficiency anaemia). Iron is needed to produce the red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body.

Ferogen 20mg Injection is given as injection by your doctor or nurse. You will be watched carefully to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Your doctor will decide how much dose you need depending on the cause of your anaemia, it may help to eat a well-balanced diet that has enough iron, vitamins and minerals. Good sources of iron include meat, eggs, raisins, broccoli and lentils.

The most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, constipation, and dark colored stools. Most of these usually go away within a short time. 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.

Side effects of Ferogen Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ferogen

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Nausea
  • Dark colored stool

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Ferogen Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ferogen Injection works

Ferogen 20mg Injection is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a substance that gives these cells the ability to transport oxygen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ferogen 20mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferogen 20mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferogen 20mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ferogen 20mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ferogen 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ferogen 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ferogen 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ferogen 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ferogen Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ferogen 20mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Ferogen 20mg Injection is given as a slow injection or infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to check for blood cells and iron levels in the body.
  • It might cause lowering of blood pressure. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Homogeneous Transition Metal Compounds
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Iron deficiency anemia, typhoid
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
What medicine u taking for thatSince when u have these problem
H.B is just 7 gram not improving iron not suitable
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for blood test. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.Just to give you idea i am giving examples of diseases where anemia is presentCongenital dyserythropoietic anemia Diamond-Blackfan anemia G-6-PD deficiency Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), congenital or acquired Iron refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) Nutritional iron deficiency Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria Pure red cell aplasia Rheumatoid arthritis Sideroblastic anemia Unstable hemoglobinopathies Hookworm infection Hypothyroidism Myelodysplastic syndrome Myelofibrosis Systemic lupus erythematosus Thalassemia Thalassemia intermedia Pyruvate kinase deficiency
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FAQs

Q. How long can I take Ferogen for?

Ferogen is used to regulate hemoglobin levels in the human body. It is generally advised to patients who have iron deficient anemia or iron deficiency. till the haemoglobin level becomes normal. Please consult your doctor regarding its proper use.

Q. Can I take Ferogen for anemia and iron deficiency?

Yes, Ferogen can be taken for iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency. However, its use for other types of anemia is not recommended. Take Ferogen in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What types of food items should I take other than Ferogen?

You can consume food items that are rich in iron content (like red meat, pork, poultry and seafood). Other food items which contain rich iron content include beans, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach), dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas, peas. You can also try iron supplements (tablets or capsules) available at pharmacy stores for iron deficient anemia. Always consult your doctor regarding its proper use.

Q. What can I take for iron deficiency anemia?

You can take iron supplement (ferrous fumarate/ferrous sulfate/ferrous gluconate) tablets to treat iron deficiency anemia. In case you are not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take iron with vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid?

Yes, iron and vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid can be taken together. Taking vitamin C and iron together helps the body absorb the iron. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Ferogen with other medicines.

Q. Can I take Ferogen with zinc?

No, Ferogen may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Ferogen with zinc.

Q. Can I take iron with Tylenol?

Yes, you can take Tylenol (paracetamol) with iron. However, it is advised to always consult your doctor before taking any medicine to avoid any complexity.

Q. Does Ferogen increase weight?

Yes, Ferogen can increase weight. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to manage your weight.

Q. Does Ferogen cause constipation or acne?

Yes, Ferogen may cause constipation or acne. Constipation and acne are among some of the most common side effects of Ferogen. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.

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