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Ferric Carboxymaltose

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Antianemics

Ferric Carboxymaltose - What is it for

​Ferric Carboxymaltose is an injection that is used to treat anemia caused by low iron levels. Anemia occurs when levels of red blood cells in the body are lower than normal.

It supplies the body with iron in order to make red blood cells, which are used to transport oxygen around the body. This can help you to feel less tired or breathless, and improve your ability to exercise.

Your doctor will perform a blood test to check whether you need Ferric Carboxymaltose.

Ferric Carboxymaltose - Additional Information

​Do I need regular monitoring when taking this medication?

  • Healthcare professionals will check your blood pressure, heart rate and for signs of allergic reactions at regular intervals during and after the infusion.
  • Your doctor may do a blood test to check your iron level at your next clinic visit. You may need an extra dose of Ferric Carboxymaltose if your iron level is still low.
  • Updated on Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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