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Ferumoxytol

Popular Brands: : Feraheme, Ferrosoferric Oxide, Ferumoxytol
Official FDA Reports3,660
Social Media Events44
Total Posts116
Avg. Review Score3.19/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Ferumoxytol
Manufacturers
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Ferumoxytol Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ferumoxytol

Nausea

The only side effect was nausea for a few days after the treatment.


Source: Feraheme IV : User Ratings covering us...

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Urticaria

I had 2 infusion txs for iron def anemia and after first tx started to have a hive like rash on my forearms. I showed this to the tx RN who reported it would go away in about a week. Upon completion o...


Source: Feraheme IV : User Ratings covering us...

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Photophobia

... begun to see the spots left from the hives begin to fade. I would never go thru this tx again, while it did work, the ugly rash I endured the summer with(rash very photo sensitive too)was not worth it...


Source: Feraheme IV : User Ratings covering us...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Carolyn nngs32 in fdb.rxlist.com on December 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am

The only side effect was nausea for a few days after the treatment.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 20, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This medicine has done wonders for me. I have had two injections of Feraheme with no side effects. It gave me back a quality of life.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Urticaria, Rash, Menstruation irregular

Posted By rashy in fdb.rxlist.com on September 20, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... begun to see the spots left from the hives begin to fade. I would never go thru this tx again, while it did work, the ugly rash I endured the summer with(rash very photo sensitive too)was not worth it...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Hypersensitivity, Swelling, Infusion

Posted By Zoe in fdb.rxlist.com on September 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was prescribed a two-dose course. During what was to be my first dose, I had a swelling feeling in my throat and dizziness. The nurses monitoring me gave me a steroid infusion and kept me 3-4 hours ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Infusion

Posted By Charlene in fdb.rxlist.com on August 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I am on my second of four infusions and I have had the worst nausea, "swimmy" head and just all around aweful. My IV push only takes about 10 minutes and I was wondering if my side effects are becaus...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Illogical thinking

Posted By Paula in fdb.rxlist.com on August 7, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I had my first dose of Feraheme this week and I ended up in ER from a severe allergic reaction, from burning sensations, itchiness, feeling out of sorts. The next day I was at my Specialist office wi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Thought blocking, Flushing, Memory impairment, Confusional state, Muscular weakness, Somnolence

Posted By amerz in fdb.rxlist.com on August 8, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I had 2 injections in 2010 and haven't been the same since. I had severe episodes of flushing, muscle weakness and fatigue, confusion, "mind fog", memory issues, and many other symptoms as well.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Self injurious behaviour

Posted By Patty in fdb.rxlist.com on July 26, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I receive Feraheme for Anemia caused by a bleeding stomach. I have never had any side effects. It cuts down the need for so many blood transfusions. It works great for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Infusion

Posted By Lisasand in fdb.rxlist.com on February 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I just had pretty much the exact same experience as the reviewer called "Colleen" who reivewed this drug in 2011. This was my third infusion with this drug. The first infusion caused a flush reactio...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I was severely anemic and could not take oral Iron. I did not have any issues with the IV or the drug. No pain, no side effects, no discomfort. For me it was well worth it.


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