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

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Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
10/30/2008 7:47:54 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm going in for my second round of venofer treatment. The first time the only adverse effect it had was severe itching. There was no visible rash. This time I will be pre-medicated with solumedrol and possibly Benadryl. Looking forward to having more energy and just feeling better overall.

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
10/30/2008 12:34:55 PM

Reviewer: LCS, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was going into Kidney failure due to a greatly enlarged prostate. After beginning to use a catheter, the kidneys have begun to recover. In the mean time my nephrologist got the Venofer treatments (3 total, 1 week apart) approved. I had no noticeable side effects after the first treatment. It was done at a local hospital in the cancer clinic where all types of IV treatments are carried out. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
9/21/2008 9:38:09 PM

Reviewer: kwesson, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have very low ferritin levels. I have to take a total of 4 treatments of Venofer. I took my first one two days ago. The side effects were horrible! They gave me Bendaryl in my IV and I started to feel better. I was about to faint. My chest was crushing in. Next time, I'll get Benadryl before the treatment and hope that helps. It's just strange how I felt fine during the whole tre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
9/7/2008 9:06:47 PM

Reviewer: Mizzy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I cannot take oral iron and have so far had two treatments with Venofer.The side effects were horrible the first time. Back pain, vomiting and nausea, drop in BP, extensive hives. But the send treatment was much better, since we were able to take care of the side effects. I find it more convenient and certainly less painful that getting iron IM. I have done my tests and will see my Hematologist ne ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anemia from Inadequate Iron
7/9/2008 7:43:57 PM

Reviewer: kerbear, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a terrible reaction to it and swelled up and had a hard time speaking my blood pressure dropped to 60/40 and ended up in the emergency room

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