When should I call my doctor if I am receiving Venofer injections?

If you are receiving injections of Venofer (iron sucrose) to treat your iron-deficiency anemia, call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • You have found out you are pregnant or would like to become pregnant. It's not known whether Venofer is safe during pregnancy.
  • You would like to start taking a new prescription or nonprescription medication, herbal remedy, or supplement.
  • You are having signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, chest tightness, trouble breathing, or swelling in mouth, throat, hands or face
Also call your doctor if you have side effects, including:
  • ear pain
  • eye infection ("pink eye")
  • gastrointestinal problems (stomach pain, diarrhea, altered sense of taste, nausea, vomiting and indigestion)
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • back pain
  • muscle pain or tenderness
  • pain or swelling in extremities, fluid retention or gout
  • abnormally high or low blood sugar
  • low or high blood pressure
  • skin itching
  • cough
  • sinusitis
  • nasal congestion
  • upper respiratory infection
  • fever
  • weakness
  • chest pain
  • pain or burning at the injection site

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