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Isofer Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Isofer Injection

Isofer 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.

Isofer 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 Isofer Injection

Isofer Injection side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Black/dark colored stools
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Isofer Injection

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

How Isofer Injection works

Isofer 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.

Isofer Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Isofer Injection
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Isofer Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isofer 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 Isofer Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Isofer Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Isofer Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Isofer Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Isofer

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Iron deficiency anemia, typhoid
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
What medicine u taking for thatSince when u have these problem
Kindly advise on my report. Thank you
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT you for sharing your reports with me. Your hemoglobin level along with iron and transferrin saturation is low, this suggests you are having iron deficiency anemia. For this, You should take a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, spinach, jaggery etc which are rich sources of iron. You can also take Tablet Feosol once a day for at least a month. Your vitamin D level is also low, for this you can have calcirol sachet in milk once a week for at least 6 weeks. Your ALT and AST level is also high, for this you can get a USG abdomen done.
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References
  1. Kalra PA. Introducing iron isomaltoside 1000 (Monofer®)—development rationale and clinical experience. NDT Plus. 2011;4(Suppl 1):i10-i13. [Accessed 07 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
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