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How is Venofer given?

Venofer (iron sucrose) is injected or infused into a vein to treat iron-deficiency anemia in adults who have chronic kidney disease. Your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider will give you a slow injection over 2 to 5 minutes, or will infuse a more dilute preparation over 15 minutes or so. Intravenous infusions of Venofer are sometimes used for people who are at risk of potentially dangerous drops in blood pressure.

Venofer can be given in doses of 100 milligrams (mg) iron; in that case, most people will receive 10 doses for a total of 1,000 mg. Another option is to take 200 mg in each of 5 doses over 14 days.

Your healthcare provider will monitor you carefully while you receive Venofer and for at least half an hour afterward to make sure you do not have a reaction to it.

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