Iron sucrose is a form of mineral iron used in the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia.
Uses of Iron Sucrose
Iron deficiency anaemia (especially in chronic kidney disease patients)
Contraindications of Iron Sucrose
When should one not use Iron Sucrose
- Do not take this medicine if
- You have allergic reaction to Iron injection
- You have low haemoglobin count not due to iron shortage
- You have iron excess in body
Side effects of Iron Sucrose
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Low or high blood pressure
- Pain, change in colour, irritation, itching at injection site
- Metallic taste for short period of time
Precautions and Warnings of Iron Sucrose
Can I take Iron Sucrose during pregnancy?
It is safe using the medicine during pregnancy as it does not cause any adverse effect in unborn baby.
Can I take Iron Sucrose while breastfeeding?
It is probably safe using this medicine during breastfeeding as it does not cause any adverse effects in breastfed baby. Consult with your doctor before starting this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Iron Sucrose?
This medicine can cause dizziness, confusion or light headedness. Do not drive in such situation.
Can I consume alcohol with Iron Sucrose?
No interaction found.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have severe asthma, eczema or other allergies, any infections or liver
- You have systemic lupus erythematosus or Rheumatoid arthritis
Mode of Action of Iron Sucrose
How Does It Work?
Iron sucrose is a form of the mineral iron, which replenishes the iron stores of the body; therefore, is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia.
Interactions of Iron Sucrose
Interactions with other medicines
Treatment with Iron sucrose can decrease the absorption of oral iron medicines or cause other side effects such as iron overload. Inform your physician, specifically if you are taking any iron supplements such as ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate etc.
Interactions with food items
No specific interactions with food have been reported yet.
Dosage of Iron Sucrose
This injection is given by a health care professional, so chances of overdose are less. But if you happen to take an overdose of the medicine, kindly seek emergency medical care immediately. The effects of an overdose may be harmful and need immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms may be headache, nausea or vomiting etc.
Missed a Dose
Inform your doctor if you miss your appointment for the iron sucrose injection.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Iron
- Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history.
- Inform your physician if you have any of the following conditions
- Allergic reaction to Iron injections
- Liver disease.
Q: My haemoglobin count is low can I take this medicine?
A: This medicine is given only if the reason for your low haemoglobin count is low iron in your body and oral intake of iron medicine has no response or not suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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