User Reviews for Feraheme to treat Iron Deficiency Anemia
Feraheme has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia. 63% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 25% reported a negative experience.
"I am very thankful for this medicine. Having Celiac Disease, I don’t absorb iron well at all, and can become extremely anemic. I was put on Feraheme years ago. I do have reaction to it, so I do get Benadryl and Zantac along with the Feraheme. I don’t feel well for a few days after the injections (I get two, spaced a week apart), but after that-I feel like a new person! My doctor once tried prescribing me the “new and improved” iron, Injectafer, but I had a serious allergic reaction. I was laid out for weeks, and will be sticking with Feraheme."
"I am vegetarian and I suffered from iron deficiency for long time. I was on/off on the oral iron pills. Recently after my miscarriage, I became anemic again. I went to my haematologist , the nurse practitioner prescribed me this feraheme iron infusion. On the day of the infusion, she gave me steroid through IV as precaution. Then waited for 15 mints and started this feraheme infusion, within seconds of this infusion, I experienced severe anaphylaxis reaction, I literally thought I am going to die . But with gods grace and nurse quick action, helped me survive. I have follow up appt with doctor to discuss further steps in treating my iron Deficiency and I am not going back for any more infusion. This incident actually scared me very much. I never had any experience like this before."
"My hemoglobin was down to 9.9 and ferritin was very low at 10. I was nervous from what I had read about IV Iron. I was given Feraheme. The procedure only took 15 mins. Then I had to be watched for 30 minutes afterward for any reaction. Felt fine. No side affects. I go back for a second round in 7 days. I would highly recommend this as anemia should be taken seriously. I'm looking forward to feeling stronger everyday."
"I have suffered with iron deficiency anemia for over 3 years. I am a woman over 40, therefore; the main culprit is my menstrual cycle I am told. My number count was typically below 9. I tried two other forms of intravenous treatments in which one of them cause me to go into anaphylactic shock! I was slightly nervous about this drug, however; I am tired of being tired. I had my first dosage yesterday. 30 minutes via IV and 30 minutes observation. I experienced no side affects! I'm not sure how quick I am suppose to "feel" not tired. I feel fine today. I am having the second treatment within 7 days. Everyone is different however I do recommend."
"I just received my first Feraheme infusion after having previously received a different brand of IV ferritin in the past. The upside of the Feraheme was that the infusion process only took 90 minutes, whereas my previous infusions took up to 4 hours. The downside to the Feraheme was that I experienced more post-infusion side-effects. I’d previously only experienced a mild headache. This time around I’m experiencing a persistent headache, nausea, and acid reflux. I have chronic microcytic anemia which causes thrombocytosis (my insurance won’t cover the medication until my platelet count goes up) so I still feel that the side effects are a small price to pay in order to be able to engage in the physical activities I enjoy again and lower my platelet count (which reduces my risk of blood clots and/or stroke). I find that the medication typically keeps me healthy for about a year before my levels become abnormal again."
"I have Thalassemia minor, genetic anemia. As such, low iron and hemoglobin are periodic. Particularly as I aged and developed lower GI issues including bleeding. I have had my hemoglobin as low as 5.6, risking heart damage. A hemotologist insisted on trying Ferraheme transfusion. I was one of the 6.8% to get anaphylaxis. Of course, in a chemo center, they quickly intervened and stabilized me. The hemotologist insisted on pushing through, with 800 MG of antihistamine plus steroids. Ultimately I survived 3 treatments. Brutal iron overload, swollen spleen, increased bleeding. I read numerous studies, all of which indicate Feraheme must not be used for genetic anemia. Why did a doctor who knew I had a genetic anemia use this? Even today, my 83 yo mom is in hospital with very low iron. She too has Thal minor, and they want her to have Feraheme. Please understand while this may work for many, those with thalassemia (and other genetic anemias) must not take this."
"This medicine has done wonders for me. I have had two injections of Feraheme with no side effects. It gave me back a quality of life."
"After having Feraheme IV the only side effect I experienced was a little itching on legs arms here and there and slight dizziness which I was feeling already from anemia."
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