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Can I receive injections of Venofer if I am breastfeeding?

If you are nursing, be sure to tell your doctor before you receive injections of Venofer (iron sucrose). Your doctor may advise you to wean your baby before you receive the drug to treat the iron-deficiency anemia that's occurs as a result of chronic kidney disease.

Doctors do not know if Venofer passes into human breast milk, but animal studies indicate that it can.

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