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User Reviews for Injectafer

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Iron Deficiency Anemia  
7.5
5 reviews 94 medications

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RoJ · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 17, 2019

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “Injectafer gave me my life back. I had been dragging myself along for five years and could not get better no matter how much iron I took, or how much liver, beans, and spinach I ate. Every little task seemed exhausting and I pulled back from life. About six weeks after Injectafer, all of my symptoms disappeared. It's not quick and easy. I'm on my third infusion and about 12 - 24 hours after each treatment, I experience fatigue, body aches (deep - in your bones) and a slight fever on and off for two or three days. I also feel spaced out and stupid. My hematologist recommended Claritin and Tylenol to help with the aches and fever. From last time I was treated, I know that feeling steamrolled and stupid will pass, and that a renewed vitality lies ahead, so it's bearable. Schedule your infusions for Fridays so you can crash on the couch all weekend if you need to. I am so grateful for this medication. It rescued my quality of life.”

9 / 10
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Trooper · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 24, 2019

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I've battled IDA (iron deficiency anemia) for 30 years due to heavy periods. My first iron infusion was with Ferrlecit in 2006, which worked well for me (no side effects), but was time consuming; 8 infusions over 2 weeks (4 one week, 4 the next). Each infusion lasted about 3 hours from start to finish. Plus 8 IV start pokes. My first Injectafer was in 2015. I had it in 2017 & 2019 too. What a game changer! Only two infusions, spaced a week apart. I was at the infusion center about an hour both times! So much easier to schedule around work/children! Plus only 2 IV starts. I feel fatigued and anxious/sad for about 48 hours after the first infusion day, but it's not a deal breaker, & it goes away. I only have fatigue after the second week infusion, no anxiety/sadness (not sure why). No other side effects. My IDA symptoms begin improving 1-2 weeks after the second infusion. Overall, Injectafer is great & lasts me just as long (2 years) as the Ferrlecit & involves less time/pokes. Hope this helps!”

10 / 10
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Ro · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 29, 2020

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I developed severe muscle spasms, weakness, and peripheral neuropathy after receiving 2 Injectafer infusions. Adverse effects reported says nervous system disorders but that doesn't describe the nightmare I have been through. I developed hypophosphatemia which weakened my bones and caused muscle pain and weakness severe enough that I ended up in the ER. A recent study shows that about 52% of people got hypophosphatemia after Injecter compared to less than 5% for other iron infusions. Stay away!”

1 / 10
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Ariel April 1, 2021

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “I suffered for many years with IDA (Iron Deficiency Anemia) but it wasn't a problem until last year when my hemoglobin level was steadily decreasing. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last year and discovered that was the main cause for my IDA. I remember eating SO much ice all the time, being so tired/fatigued most days I wanted to stay in bed, being short of breath even just walking a short distance, and just always not feeling good. I could never tolerate iron pills and my body couldn't properly absorb iron from foods, so my GI helped set me up with Injectafer infusions. WOW I noticed an immediate difference after my first dose!! I did feel extremely exhausted and depressed for 48 hrs after my initial dose but otherwise felt great. After my second dose, I had so much energy I couldn't contain it. I am 1 week from my 2nd dose and feeling way more energy and less fatigue. I also no longer crave ice at all which is crazy!! I am so thankful it was only a 30 minute infusion!!”

10 / 10
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Rachel December 29, 2021

For Iron Deficiency Anemia: “My dr. Called and told me I was overdosed on injectafer. I don't know how it happened but after the second dose I passed out and I have been dizzy , nausea, completely drained of energy. Blurred vision since then. And I have to go for blood work twice a week for I don't know how long. It's been over a month now and still feel the same. It's just not getting better. I have been through many medical treatments and surgeries but have never felt this bad. I pray that the iron in my blood gets lower soon. Never again.”

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