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Ferric Pyrophosphate Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 14, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 27.2 mg/5 mL; 272 mg

Usual Adult Dose for hemodialysis

Add to bicarbonate concentrate for a 2 micromolar (110 mcg/L) concentration of iron (III) in the final hemodialysate

Comments:
-This drug is not intended for use in peritoneal dialysis.
-This drug has not been studied in home hemodialysis.

Use: Replacement of iron to maintain hemoglobin in hemodialysis-dependent kidney disease (HDD-CKD)

Usual Adult Dose for Iron Deficiency

Add to bicarbonate concentrate for a 2 micromolar (110 mcg/L) concentration of iron (III) in the final hemodialysate

Comments:
-This drug is not intended for use in peritoneal dialysis.
-This drug has not been studied in home hemodialysis.

Use: Replacement of iron to maintain hemoglobin in hemodialysis-dependent kidney disease (HDD-CKD)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.
This drug is not recommended for use in children.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Hemodialysis: No adjustment recommended.
Peritoneal dialysis: Data not available
-This drug is not intended for use in peritoneal dialysis.
-This drug has not been studied in home hemodialysis.

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Store at controlled room temperature; protect from light
-Keep ampoules in pouch until time of use

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-Only add to bicarbonate concentrate, NOT to the acid concentrate mixture
-Use within 24 hours of preparation of the bicarbonate concentrate mixture.

Patient advice:
-Advise patients who could become pregnant to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 2 weeks after completion of therapy.

Further information

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