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Iron Sucrose

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Uses

Iron Sucrose is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease

How it works

Iron sucrose belongs to a class of medications called iron replacement products. It works by restoring iron stores in the body thereby helping make more red blood cells.

Common side effects

Nausea, Heartburn, Flushing, Increased blood pressure, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness

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Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever received multiple blood transfusions or if you have any stomach or bowel problems or any blood diseases.
  • You will be regularly monitored for iron levels while on iron sucrose treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any iron products by mouth.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking iron sucrose as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if suffering with with high iron level in the blood.
  • Do not take if suffering with other types of anemia (not because of low blood iron levels).
  • Do not take if allergic to iron sucrose or any of its ingredients.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)