Ferrlecit (Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex)
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex Information
(soe' dee um) (fer' ik) (gloo' koe nate)
Before receiving sodium ferric gluconate injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to sodium ferric gluconate injection; any other iron injections such as ferric carboxymaltose (Injectafer), ferumoxytol (Feraheme), iron dextran (Dexferrum, Infed, Proferdex), or iron sucrose (Venofer); any other medications; benzyl alcohol; or any of the ingredients in sodium ferric gluconate injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril, lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik); and iron supplements that are taken by mouth. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any medical condition.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while receiving sodium ferric gluconate injection, call your doctor.
- loss of appetite
- stomach pain
- leg cramps
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- extreme tiredness
- numbness or tingling
- soreness, redness, or burning at the injection site
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