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Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
5/26/2014 6:33:05 AM

Reviewer: Montanayoda, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When labs showed my ferritin level was 5, my primary MD had me rush into the infusion center and get an iron infusion. The nurse said it was the largest dose possible to give at one time and she infused it in 3 hours. I felt fine during and after the infusion. Then approximately 24 hours later I began feeling horrible. Mild bone pain became severe and I felt like I could not get enough oxygen. My ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
5/13/2013 3:00:53 AM

Reviewer: Angela, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I did the 5 hour treatment through IV to try and get it overwith as soon as possible! The IV needle hurt the entire time it was in my arm and the medication stung what seemed like forever. I had extreme weakness and terrible headaches for days afterwards. This just in the vein where the IV was is now bubbling up under the skin (very strange & painful) so back to doctor tomorrow! But I too stop ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
4/29/2013 3:36:41 PM

Reviewer: Sundance42, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've now had 5 infusions, 3 @ 500 mg & 2 @ 200 mg. At 200 mg, no side effects, but this dosage requires more frequent infusions. At 500 mg, (5 hours from beginning to end) I have had pre-syncope sx twice, barely getting home & into bed, sleeping till the next morning. This could be due to the closed environment for so long, a short-stay hospital unit. My iron level has improved from ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
4/7/2013 2:44:02 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
11/27/2012 9:15:10 PM

Reviewer: leiaj64, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I received Iron Sucrose once a week for about 3 months and then once a month for 10 months. I had hives immediately and was treated with benedryl. I had to be treated with benedryl before each treatment. I felt back pain during and after each treatment. Headache and general fatigue were pronounced as well for about a week. I did run a temperature of 110.5 to 101 for a couple days after treatment ... Show Full Comment

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