Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Venofer intravenous.

    Overall User Ratings

    66 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 36-40 of 61 Next»
    Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
    7/8/2011 2:25:35 PM

    Reviewer: vbarbara, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been getting Venifor infusions for about two years every other month. At first ti was very difficult because my veins are too small to access. I now have a port and it has made all the difference. I feel lousy the first few days after an infusion but much better when it starts to take effect. It has been great for me and my cronic anemia.

    Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
    3/23/2011 8:17:34 PM

    Reviewer: Lisa, 35-44 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have just started my third series of venofer infusions (I get 5 infusions over 3 weeks)in about 3.5 years. This time it had been about 18 months since the last series. I get them because of low iron saturations and decreased ferratin and hgb related to Gastric bypass 8 years ago. The side effects seem mild including headache, fatigue, vertigo, and palpitations. I tolerate the side effects be ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
    1/10/2011 3:33:12 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I had HgB of 8.2 and ferritin of 2 so I had about 9 venofer injections. The first few time it was fine, but then I experienced hives so with IV Benedryl we've been able to control the hives, but the IV is very time consuming now. Worked great to get my HgB and ferritin up, but 3 months later I've already lost enough iron that it's back to the IVs

    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

    «Previous 36-40 of 61 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    handful of vegetables and vitamins
    Diet tips and mistakes.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    sticky notes on face
    10 tips to clear your brain fog.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    Trainer demonstrating exercise for RA
    Exercises for your joints.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    woman having a good day
    Revitalize your life.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.