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Background and Date of Approval

The U.S. FDA approved Iron sucrose in Nov 14th 2017, to treatment of iron deficiency.

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Iron sucrose provides iron directly into the bloodstream, helping to increase iron levels and supporting the production of red blood cells.

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This medication is indicated for treating iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in certain patients, primarily those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body lacks enough iron, which is important for producing red blood cells and oxygen transport.

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Iron sucrose can be administered only as an intravenous injection into a vein by your physician in a hospital setting. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition.

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Iron sucrose is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or other injectable iron preparations. Before receiving this medication, inform your physician if you have a history of conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from severe asthma, eczema, and liver problems. Do not receive this drug if you have anemia not caused by iron deficiency, have conditions related to excessive iron levels in your body, or have difficulty using iron.


This drug has not been tested in women during the first three months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspect you might be pregnant, or plan to conceive before taking any medication, including Iron sucrose. It is unsafe to drive while taking Iron sucrose because this medicine might cause confusion and dizziness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are experienced while you are on the treatment with Iron sucrose are kidney problem, ear damage (inner ear damage), muscle problem, diarrhoea.

Word Of Advice

Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet rich in iron-containing foods (even if you're receiving iron sucrose). This can help support the effectiveness of the treatment. Regular blood tests and monitoring may be necessary to ensure the safe and effective use of iron sucrose.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.