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Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
9/17/2010 8:20:24 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had three bags of Venofer-administered IV at the hospital. The hardest part for me has been starting the IV and keeping a good vein. A fews days ago it took the nurse 3 times to run the bag. She stopped and started twice, the IV would start and she said the vein was going to blow. Unhook, poke me again, start over. This third bag was the first time I had other side effects. I have severe s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
8/18/2010 9:43:24 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been receiving Venofer treatmebts for two years. The first time was last year where I received a syrnge worth of the drug 2-3 times a weeks over the course of 5 months. I had no iron stores when I began. The only side effect I experienced was nausea occurring 1-2 hours after treatment and decreased appetite. I was amazed at how much better I felt. This year my anemia symptoms returned - p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
7/27/2010 3:10:36 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Due to a malabsorption problem, I have been going to the hospital every 2 years, beginning in 2004. I have had anywhere from 4-10 treatments each time. Before Venofer was used, I did much better and felt better. Since Venofer has become the preferred drug, I have had numerous side effects, including having the "crash cart" team come in to save me. I am pretreated each time and generally ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
4/6/2010 2:20:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have lost my taste and it has been approximately l0 days now. I am due for Venofer again 4-8 should I take it or talk with my physician. I understand this is a side effect of Venofer.

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
3/13/2010 9:42:13 AM

Reviewer: John, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm in stage 3 CKD. So, my doctor put me on Venofer - which helped by takes a long time to administer. So I read about a drug called Feraheme (sp?) and my doctor was first hesitant, but decided to give it a try. After ONLY 2 treatments (yes - only 2 doctor visits - instead of 8-10) I was able to get my iron levels up and I feel better and don't have to go to the docotor as often. Would ... Show Full Comment

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