Prevention/treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.
120--240 mg/day (2-3 mg/kg/day) in 2-4 divided doses.
A - Prevention/treatment of iron deficiency.
Major side effects:
CNS: IM, IV:
, dizziness, headache, syncope.
CV: IM, IV:
, hypertension, tachycardia.
, dark stools
, epigastric pain
, GI bleeding
Derm: IM, IV:
pain at IM site (iron dextran), phlebitis at IV site, skin staining
at IM site (iron dextran)
MS: IM, IV:
staining of teeth (liquid preparations)
ALLERGIC REACTIONS INCLUDING
, fever, lymphadenopathy, sweating.
Assess nutritional status and dietary history to determine possible cause of anemia
and need for patient teaching.
Assess bowel function for constipation or diarrhea. Notify health care professional
and use appropriate nursing measures should these occur.
Iron Dextran, Iron Sucrose, and Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex:
blood pressure and heart rate frequently following IV administration until stable. Rapid
infusion rate may cause hypotension and flushing.
Assess patient for signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis (rash, pruritus, laryngeal
edema, wheezing). Notify physician immediately if these occur. Keep epinephrine and
resuscitation equipment close by in the event of an anaphylactic reaction
Lab Test Considerations: