User Reviews for Venofer
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|Iron Deficiency Anemia||6 reviews||92 medications|
|Summary of Venofer reviews||7.6||6 reviews|
Reviews for Venofer
For Iron Deficiency Anemia "I got 200mg 2x per week, total 3 200mg doses over 10 days. By the 3rd dose, I had black urine! I told my Kaiser GI doc and he stopped the infusions. It takes a 2 weeks to turn the iron into RBC, so it should be 1x every 2 weeks. Otherwise, high iron levels will build up before Iron is converted to hemoglobin. IMHO this drug would be more safely administered at a maximum of 100mg per infusion every 2 weeks using the pediatric instr as follows: "The dosing for iron replacement treatment in pediatric patients with HDD-CKD has not been established. For iron maintenance treatment: Administer Venofer at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg, not to exceed 100 mg per dose, every two weeks for 12 weeks given undiluted by slow intravenous injection over 5 minutes or diluted in 25 mL of 0.9% NaCl and administered over 5 to 60 minutes". 4 weeks after the 3 infusions, my blood was normal; Ferritin went from <6 to 35, hemoglobin went up just 15%."
tetech (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2018
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For Iron Deficiency Anemia "I had five Venofer infusions, one every three weeks. I experienced no side effects. I was very tired after the infusions but that's all. It took about 5 weeks to feel first results. I can climb the stairs now"
Izazluxa (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia "My experience with this drug was bad. I had my first iron infusion at 11 in the morning and about 4 in the afternoon I was in the ER. I had tremendous body aches and headache; I was vomiting very violently (to mention only a few symptoms). At the ER, they did bloodwork and determined that my iron levels were five times the normal. I see in the other comments from other patients that their injection took them about 2 hours; mine took about 5 minutes"
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia "I have had 1 dose of 200ml IV Venofer administered over a 2 hour period. I have noticed that this week I am very tired, have muscle aches, a few episodes of intestinal pain. At the time of administration of my first dose I got a headache about 15 minutes after the start of the transfusion and also about 5 minutes before the end of the session, up to 15 minutes after I felt sick to my stomach and like I was going to vomit. Sure hope this works, I have 4 more sessions to go."
GUIDOMAMMA (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2013
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia "I have been getting Iron treatments for a few years now...they have been long and drawn out, up until now. I used to have to get 3 treatments a/week for 10-12 weeks...which meant my days were short and I couldn't do anything else. Then the iron would last for about 4-6 months..then my count would go back down to 6.9 or 7.1 and I would start all over again. My Doctor tried Venofer this last time and I had 2 treatments, lasting 1 to 1 and1/2 hours each and I was done...WOW! What a difference. I just went for a check up and my count was 11.7, and my treatment was in September. Normally, I'm preparing to start treatments again, because my count would be down to 9 by now. I'm truly impressed with this treatment."
rollingmama January 8, 2011
35 users found this comment helpful.
For Iron Deficiency Anemia "I am 14 years old. I went in for a physical, and had a routine blood panel. How did I get the results? An ambulance showed up at my house suddenly to take me to the hospital immediately. Apparently, my iron was 9, which is almost fatally low. I was given Venofer when I got there, and it helped tremendously. It quite possibly saved my life. I owe my life to Venofer."
Anonymous July 2, 2010
24 users found this comment helpful.
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