Iron dextran (INFeD)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Iron, which is needed for various biologic processes, including synthesis of hemoglobin and multiple enzymatic processes.[1][2][3]
Route: IV, IM
Extravasation: no information

  • 1 mL of INFeD provides 50 mg of elemental iron

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Brand names: Dexferrum, DextraCare, Ferrodex, Imferon, INFeD, Irondex, Saferon, Uniferon


  1. 1.0 1.1 Iron dextran (INFeD) package insert
  2. Iron dextran (INFeD) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. INFeD manufacturer's website
  4. Iron dextran (INFeD) patient drug information (UpToDate)