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Triferic Side Effects

Generic Name: ferric pyrophosphate

Note: This document contains side effect information about ferric pyrophosphate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Triferic.

Applies to ferric pyrophosphate: route not applicable powder for solution, route not applicable solution

Along with its needed effects, ferric pyrophosphate (the active ingredient contained in Triferic) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ferric pyrophosphate:

More common
  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • rapid weight gain
  • sweating
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain or loss
Less common
  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • fever
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • lower back or side pain
Incidence not known
  • Cough
  • difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • nausea
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • tightness in the chest

Some side effects of ferric pyrophosphate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Headache
  • muscle spasms
  • pain in the arms or legs
Less common
  • Back pain
  • lack or loss of strength

Some side effects of ferric pyrophosphate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Some side effects of Triferic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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