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What is Venofer?

Venofer (iron sucrose) is a solution injected into a vein to treat iron-deficiency anemia in adults with chronic kidney disease. The iron in Venofer is absorbed into cells that eventually mature into red blood cells.

Iron is vital to helping your red blood cells transport oxygen throughout your body and to your brain. However, iron-deficiency anemia is common in people with chronic kidney ailments. In addition, people undergoing dialysis often lose blood -- and when they're given drugs to ramp up production of red blood cells, they can run short of iron unless they're given extra in the form of an iron solution such as Venofer.

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