What should I know about Feridex I.V. before taking it?

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Before you and your doctor decide that an injection of Feridex I.V. prior to magnetic resonance imaging is the most beneficial way to scan for liver lesions, you must discuss your overall health. Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergies you have or if you have ever had a severe reaction to any X-ray dyes. Your doctor needs to know if any of the following conditions apply to you: a weakened immune system due to conditions, such as AIDS, cancer or certain medications; an iron-related disease, such as hemosiderosis or chronic hemolytic anemia; frequent blood transfusions; heart or blood vessel disorders; allergy or hypersensitivity to iron, dextran, iron-dextran or iron-polysaccharide; or liver disease or cirrhosis. Tell your doctor before you get an injection if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant. Your doctor also needs to know about any medications you are taking before you get an injection of Feridex I.V. Make sure to mention any herbal or dietary supplements, non-prescription medications, vitamins or minerals that you take.

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