Feraheme

Generic Name: Ferumoxytol

  • What is Feraheme?

    Feraheme is a medicine used intravenously (through a vein in your arm) to treat anemia due to inadequate iron in patients with chronic (long-term) kidney disease.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Feraheme?

    Feraheme can cause serious allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if symptoms such as rash, itching, dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling, or breathing problems occur during or after Feraheme administration.

    Feraheme can cause low blood pressure; your doctor will monitor your blood pressure while you are receiving Feraheme.

    Tell your doctor that you have received Feraheme injections if you will be undergoing imaging testing within three months after receiving Feraheme.

  • Who should not take Feraheme?

    Your doctor will not administer Feraheme to you if you are allergic to it or to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Feraheme?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Feraheme. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of allergic reactions to iron products.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you intravenously.

  • How should I take Feraheme?

    Your doctor will administer Feraheme to you and will monitor your blood pressure.

  • What should I avoid while taking Feraheme?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Feraheme?

    If Feraheme is administered with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking oral iron supplements or any other iron-based preparation (such as ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, or ferrous sulfate).

  • What are the possible side effects of Feraheme?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, chest pain, dizziness, headache, low blood pressure, nausea, swelling at the injection site, vomiting

  • Can I receive Feraheme if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Feraheme during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Feraheme?

    Feraheme should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled appointment, contact your doctor for advice.

  • How should I store Feraheme?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.