What should I know about Ferrlecit before taking it?

Before you begin Ferrlecit treatment for iron deficiency anemia, tell your doctor about any allergic or hypersensitive reactions you have. Your doctor also needs to know if any of the following conditions apply:
  • You have had multiple blood transfusions
  • You have ever had colitis (inflammation of the colon) or diverticulitis
  • You have Crohn's disease
  • You have an ulcer
  • You have a personal or family history of blood diseases such as porphyria or thalassemia
  • You have low blood pressure
  • You have a history of metabolic disorders such as hemochromatosis or hemosiderosis
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or wish to become pregnant
  • You are currently taking any other medications, supplements or vitamins
Make sure you mention medications such as doxycycline, mycophenolate, quinolones or thyroid hormones, as these drugs may interact with Ferrlecit treatment. You will not be given Ferrlecit for a type of anemia other than iron deficiency anemia or if you have symptoms of an iron overload. Ask your doctor about your specific Ferrlecit treatment procedure.

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