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Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
8/12/2015 4:31:53 AM

Reviewer: Concerned, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The benzyl alcohol in Ferrlicet is WAY to high. Because of this we can't get the required dose. Our prescribing doctors have brought this problem up with the company but they have NO explanation for the extremely high amount of this preservative. We must infuse this at a rate no higher than 42 ml/hour or severe headache and other symptoms occur in our pediatric patient. Our pharmacists say the ... Show Full Comment

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

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