Venofer® (iron sucrose) is a prescription infusion medication used to treat iron deficiency anemia (IDA). While the medication is effective in providing relief, it also increases the risk of hypersensitivity reactions — including life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Venofer (iron sucrose) Injection is an iron replacement product used to treat iron deficiency anemia in people with kidney disease. Venofer is usually given with another medication to promote the growth of red blood cells (such as Aranesp, Epogen, or Procrit).
Important Safety Information
Stop treatment immediately if you experience chest tightness, breathing difficulties, dizziness, rapid or low heartbeat, skin rash, hives, and/or a swollen tongue, face, and/or lips.
Venofer® may also increase the risk of low blood pressure. Tell your doctor right away if you experience unusual thirst, blurred vision, cold, clammy, and/or pale skin, lack of concentration, lightheadedness, and/or nausea. It may also increase the risk of iron overload (hemosiderosis). Therefore, your doctor should monitor your iron levels throughout the duration of your treatment.