Anemia in the News
Important Label Changes for Dexferrum®, Iron Dextran Injections
Changes were recently made to the prescribing information for the drug Dexferrum®, an iron dextran injection used to treat iron deficiency anemia. The changes emphasize the warning about the risk of anaphylactic-type reactions and precautionary measures to mitigate the risk.
Additional statements were made to clarify the differences in the chemical characteristics and clinical effects of iron dextran preparations to minimize potential confusion between the available products.
General information for patients about iron injections used to treat iron deficiency anemia can also be found in the article Are Iron Injections Right for You?