IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) also known as SUCROFERRIC OXYHYDROXIDE is an iron complex. It binds phosphates in the stomach and prevents them from being absorbed by the body. This medicine is used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to prevent dangerous increases in phosphates.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high levels of iron in the blood
stomach or intestine problems or surgery
an unusual or allergic reaction to iron sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. The tablets may be crushed to help with chewing and swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss one or more doses, restart your medicine with the next meal. Do not take double or extra doses.
certain antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular check ups. You may need blood work done while taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
dark colored stools (this may be due to the iron, but can indicate a more serious condition)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This medicine is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in people with chronic kidney disease.
anemia not caused by low iron levels
an unusual or allergic reaction to iron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
other iron products
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
Visit your doctor or healthcare professional regularly. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
You may need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor. Foods that contain iron include: whole grains/cereals, dried fruits, beans, or peas, leafy green vegetables, and organ meats (liver, kidney).
changes in blood pressure
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
fever or chills
flushing, sweating, or hot feelings
joint or muscle aches/pains
swelling of the ankles or feet
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
irritation at site where injected
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.