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Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
9/2/2014 9:53:05 AM

Reviewer: Quiet Eagle, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a total gastrectomy 30 years ago due to cancer. I have been getting Iron infussions for 30 years. This year the hospital claimed they are not caring the Iron I usually receive due to side effects. I had my first dose of Ferrlecit in February with minimal side effects...Joint aches, nausea for a few days, and feeling tired...By August I needed another infusion, which I found to be unusual. ( ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
6/12/2014 4:47:08 PM

Reviewer: Court10, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Just finished 3/8 treatments. Each time after I get an infusion I always have a headache, nausea ,a weird metallic taste in my mouth, and I feel very tired. This only lasts about 24 hours. But then the joint pain kicks in. My back, hips, feet, and elbows ache for days. My doc said I since my level was so low (2) it would take 4-5 treatments to feel a real improvement. So my fingers are crossed!!

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
1/7/2014 3:03:51 PM

Reviewer: Zach, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Had my 3rd treatment yesterday , 3/8.Get the steroid and benadrly also . had awful headache after and a bit today , and last night had terrible sweats, literally soaked the sheets . Feel abit tired but not as bad as before IV .

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
10/8/2013 6:46:26 AM

Reviewer: MOMsandoval, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am currently on my 6th round of treatments, usually being able to go a year between treatments after my 'boost.' I have had no reactions to the med, but the most recent infusions have had a less dramatic improvement and this most current rounds of treatment have been making me nauseous, sadly, as I may be forced to find another drug that works as well. Overall, this has generally improv ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
7/1/2013 5:36:51 PM

Reviewer: janisrn, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I get iron infusions every 6 months. My MD started me on this one in 2007 after I had a reaction to another IV iron infusion. No reactions to this one except twice last year I had post infusion edema. Had to take Lasix after two treatments. Started my most recent series of infusion and no problems. I have 2 more infusions to go for this series.

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