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Iron Sucrose Chewable tablet

What is this medicine?

IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) also known as SUCROFERRIC OXYHYDROXIDE is an iron complex. It binds phosphates in the stomach and prevents them from being absorbed by the body. This medicine is used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to prevent dangerous increases in phosphates.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • high levels of iron in the blood

  • liver disease

  • stomach or intestine problems or surgery

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iron sucrose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. The tablets may be crushed to help with chewing and swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss one or more doses, restart your medicine with the next meal. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alendronate

  • calcitriol

  • certain antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline

  • doxercalciferol

  • paricalcitol

  • thyroid hormones

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular check ups. You may need blood work done while taking this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • dark colored stools (this may be due to the iron, but can indicate a more serious condition)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • diarrhea

  • nausea

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.


Iron Sucrose Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This medicine is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in people with chronic kidney disease.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • anemia not caused by low iron levels

  • heart disease

  • high levels of iron in the blood

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • deferoxamine

  • dimercaprol

  • other iron products

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • chloramphenicol

  • deferasirox

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional regularly. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor. Foods that contain iron include: whole grains/cereals, dried fruits, beans, or peas, leafy green vegetables, and organ meats (liver, kidney).

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in blood pressure

  • cough

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • fever or chills

  • flushing, sweating, or hot feelings

  • joint or muscle aches/pains

  • seizures

  • swelling of the ankles or feet

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • feeling achy

  • headache

  • irritation at site where injected

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach upset

  • tiredness

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.


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