Iron sucrose

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Clinical data
Trade names Venofer
AHFS/ FDA Professional Drug Information
  • US: B (No risk in non-human studies)
Legal status
Routes of
ATC code B03AC
Chemical data
Formula [Na2Fe5O8(OH) •3(H2O)]n •m(C12H22O11)
Molecular mass 34,000 to 60,000 daltons

Iron sucrose (brand name Venofer), is an intravenously administered iron product indicated in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. 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 200mg which requires several administrations.

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