Ferumoxytol (IV Iron)

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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/24/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone had this yet? Just curious what any experiences might be! I asked this about 6 months ago and didnt get any answers and thought now maybe someone has tried it. but I couldnt afford it last time and now its to the point I don't think I have that option. So once my insurance approves it I will get my first session with it and a bit nervous!

challenged nurse
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   Posted 7/24/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've not had it but I've given it to patients before.
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challenged nurse
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   Posted 7/24/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Amy, the only side effects that were reported and witnessed was the BP dropped really low. We had one patient that we had to send to the ER because she had an allergic reaction to the medication( nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse,sweating). But overall all most patients did really well.
DX: Lupus(UCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/24/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the response challenged!!! Guess I get nervous over little things sometimes. I am just always hesitant when it comes in a IV form. Pills don't bother me so much but IVs give me the willies. haha

challenged nurse
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   Posted 7/24/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything goes well for you. I am the same way about starting something new. I want to everything there is to know about it. How low was your counts?
DX: Lupus(UCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/24/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
My nephrologist said my iron saturation level was 7, which it has been there since March. He thinks the iron pills i am taking has kept it from getting lower. Do you know what a normal iron saturation rate should be???

challenged nurse
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   Posted 7/24/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
If I'm not mistaken it is 15-55 but each facility has different readings. Some read 20-55.
DX: Lupus(UCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

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