Iron sucrose

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Iron sucrose
Clinical data
Trade names Venofer
AHFS/Drugs.com FDA Professional Drug Information
Pregnancy
category
  • US: B (No risk in non-human studies)
Routes of
administration
Intravenous
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
Chemical and physical data
Formula [Na2Fe5O8(OH) •3(H2O)]n •m(C12H22O11)
Molar mass 34,000 to 60,000 g/mol

Iron sucrose (brand name Venofer) is an intravenously administered iron product indicated in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.[1] It is frequently used in patients undergoing hemodialysis, those undergoing erythropoietin therapy, and/or patients who have chronic kidney disease. It is a type 2 complex which limits the maximum dose that can be given to 1000mg which requires 5-10 administrations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iron Sucrose (Intravenous Route)". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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