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Imferon S 20mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Imferon S 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.

Imferon S 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, dark colored stools, constipation and diarrhea. 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.

Uses of Imferon S Injection

Benefits of Imferon S Injection

In Iron deficiency anemia

Anemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. If you do not have enough iron from the foods you eat (because of poor nutrition or poor absorption of the mineral), your body will produce fewer red blood cells and can cause anemia. Imferon S 20mg Injection is an iron replacement product. It can boost your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anemia such as tiredness and weakness. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. You should not have this medicine if your anemia is not caused by a lack of iron.

Side effects of Imferon S 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 Imferon S

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

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 Vomiting
    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 feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • 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.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • 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.

How to use Imferon S Injection

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

How Imferon S Injection works

Imferon S 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 Imferon S 20mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Imferon S 20mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Imferon S 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
UNSAFE
Imferon S 20mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel dizzy, confused or light-headed after being given Imferon S 20mg Injection. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Imferon S 20mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Imferon S 20mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Imferon S Injection?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Imferon S 20mg Injection to replenish your iron stores and improve symptoms of anemia.
  • It may take a few months to see any benefits of Imferon S 20mg Injection. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Your stool colour may become black. This is normal and only indicates that iron is being absorbed well by your body.
  • Avoid taking Imferon S 20mg Injection with milk, coffee, antacids, or calcium supplements as they can reduce the amount of medicine absorbed.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Homogeneous Transition Metal Compounds
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Imferon S with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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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
She is suffering from COPD, HTN, DM AND S ANEMIA with s iron levels less than 20 . Doctors suggested 4 units of blood that is given still the condition is not good. Kindly suggest a therapy
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
correct anaemia and review
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FAQs

Q. How long can I take Imferon S for?

Imferon S is used to regulate hemoglobin levels in the human body. It is usually given to patients who have iron deficient anemia or iron deficiency. The doctor may suggest using this medicine till the hemoglobin level becomes normal. Do consult your doctor to understand the usage of this medicine properly.

Q. Can I take Imferon S for anemia and iron deficiency?

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

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

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), peas, dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas. You can also try iron supplements (tablets or capsules) available at pharmacy stores for iron deficient anemia.

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 Imferon S with other medicines.

Q. Can I take Imferon S with zinc?

No, Imferon S may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Imferon S 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 Imferon S increase weight?

Yes, Imferon S 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 Imferon S cause constipation or acne?

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

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