Who should not get an injection of Feridex I.V.?

Feridex IV injections, for enhancing certain MRI scan images, should not be given to people who are allergic or hypersensitive to any of its ingredients, especially iron, dextran, mannitol, iron-dextran or iron-polysaccharide. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a dye used to enhance an X-ray or CT-scan procedure. This medication falls into Pregnancy Category C, which means that its effects on pregnancy are not known. If you are pregnant, discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of adding Feridex IV to your magnetic resonance image (MRI) scan. It is not known if Feridex IV can be passed along in breast milk. Therefore, doctors do not recommend Feridex IV to nursing mothers unless its benefit far exceeds its risk to the baby. Feridex IV injections are not meant for children. If you have special medical considerations, such as a weakened immune system, your doctor will help you weigh the risks and benefits of Feridex IV injections.

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