Dose is expressed in elemental iron. Each mL of ferric carboxymaltose contain 50 mg of elemental iron.
IV Push: Administer undiluted.
Rate: Inject over 100 mg (2 mL)/min.
Intermittent Infusion: Diluent: Dilute 750 mg of iron in not >250 mL of 0.9% NaCl. Concentration: Not <2 mg of iron/mL.Solution should be clear; avoid using solutions that contain particulate matter.
Rate: Infuse over 15 min.
Explain purpose of ferric carboxymaltose to patient. Ask patient if they have a history of reactions to parenteral iron products.
Advise patient to notify health care professional if signs and symptoms of hypersensitivity reaction occurs.
Advise patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to consult with health care professional before taking other medications. Instruct patient to avoid taking iron supplements during therapy.
Advise female patient to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breastfeeding.
Treatment of iron deficiency anemia with improvements in hemoglobin, serum ferritin, and transferrin saturation.
ferric carboxymaltose is a sample topic from the Davis's Drug Guide.
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