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Venofer® (iron sucrose) is a brown, sterile, aqueous, complex of polynuclear iron (III)-hydroxide in sucrose for intravenous use. Venofer® is supplied in 5-mL single-dose vials. Each 5 mL vial contains 100 mg of elemental iron (20 mg/mL). Contains no preservatives. It has been shown to be well tolerated by most people and effective at raising hemoglobin levels by 1.5g/dL per week, provided there is no active excessive bleeding.
Recent bloodwork within 30 days showing complete blood count, reticulocyte count, iron studies, and CRP Demonstrated intolerance to oral iron therapy. MUST discontinue any oral iron preparations or supplements 5 days before and 5 days after.
The number of treatments is calculated based on patient weight and desired increase in hemoglobin. Treatments may be given every other day up to 3x per week, at a max dose of 100mg of iron sucrose per treatment. Treatments will take approximately 30 minutes.
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