Select therapeutic use:
Indications for VENOFER:
Iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease.
Give by slow IV inj (undiluted) or infusion (diluted). Usual total cumulative dose: 1000mg. Hemodialysis dependent: 100mg slow IV inj over 2–5 mins or infuse 100mg over at least 15 mins per consecutive session. Non-dialysis dependent: 200mg slow IV inj over 2–5 mins on 5 different occasions within a 14-day period; limited experience with IV infusion (see full labeling). Peritoneal dialysis dependent: Two infusions of 300mg over 1.5hrs 14 days apart, then one 400mg infusion over 2.5hrs 14 days later.
Anemia not caused by iron deficiency. Iron overload.
Withhold therapy if tissue iron overload suspected. Monitor hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum ferritin, transferrin saturation; obtain serum iron values 48 hours after dosing. Pregnancy (Cat. B). Nursing mothers.
May reduce absorption of concomitant oral iron preparations.
Hypotension (esp. by IV infusion), hypertension, muscle cramps, GI upset, headache, dizziness, chest pain, graft complications, dysgeusia, pruritus, edema, constipation; rare: hypersensitivity reactions (may be severe).
Single-dose vials (100mg/5mL)—1, 10, 25; 200mg/10mL—1, 5,10