Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
- 11.2mg Fe/mL
Adjunct MRI Enhancement Agent
Used in detection & evaluation of liver lesions associated w/ reticuloendothelial system (RES) alteration
Use vial at room temp
Dilute Feridex IV by injecting it into 100 mL D5W
Use diluted drug within 3 hr
Administer at 2-4 mL/min over 30 min through 5 micron filter
Do NOT administer undiluted
Safety & efficacy not established
Known allergy or hypersensitivity to iron; parenteral dextran, iron-dextran, or iron-polysaccharide preparations
Risk of serious, life-threatening, fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions & hypotension
Risk of cardiovascular reactions
Autoimmune disease, iron overload disorder, acute severe back, leg or groin pain
Patients w/ Fe over load disorder (hemosiderosis, chronic hemolytic anemia w/ frequent blood transfusions)
Repeat Procedures: repeat images may be obtained up to 3.5 hrs after original infusion w/out reinjection
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: C
Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown/not recommended unless benefits outweigh risks
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
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|1||This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.|
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