Who should not be treated with Ferrlecit?

Ferrlecit treatment should not be given to people diagnosed with types of anemia other than iron deficiency anemia. Also, Ferrlecit should not be used on people who are susceptible to iron overload. You will not be treated with Ferrlecit if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of its ingredients, including iron, benzyl alcohol, and other inactive ingredients. This is especially important in infants, as they are extremely sensitive to the effects of benzyl alcohol. Ferrlecit should not be given to infants, as it may cause life-threatening reactions. The safety and effectiveness of Ferrlecit treatment in children under the age of six has not been studied.

This medication falls into pregnancy category B, which means that it is has not known to cause any adverse fetal affects. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of Ferrlecit treatment during pregnancy. It is not known if Ferrlecit is excreted in breast milk. Therefore, nursing mothers are treated with Ferrlecit only if its benefit far exceeds its risk to the baby.

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