Iron sucrose (Venofer)

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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
Extravasation: no information

  • 1 mL of Venofer provides 20 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

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 11/6/2000: FDA approved "for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)."

Also known as

  • Brand name: Venofer