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Patients receiving Feridex I.V. (ferumoxides injectable solution) should be instructed to inform their physician or health care provider:
- If you are pregnant or nursing. (See PRECAUTIONS—Pregnancy—Teratogenic Effects—Pregnancy Category C section.)
- If you are allergic to iron or dextran containing drugs or if you had any reactions to previous injections of dyes used for x-ray procedures. Also, inform your physician or health care provider if you are allergic to any other drugs or food, or if you have immune, autoimmune or immune deficiency disorders. (See PRECAUTIONS—General section.)
- About all medications you are currently taking, including non-prescription (over-the-counter) drugs and vitamins, before you have this procedure.
Patients should be informed that:
- Feridex I.V. (ferumoxides injectable solution) has been prescribed for liver enhancement during MRI.
- Feridex I.V. (ferumoxides injectable solution) may cause severe back, groin, leg, or other pain, or allergic reactions.
- The infusion fluid is a dark color.
- The skin surrounding the infusion site may discolor if there is extravasation. The discoloration should disappear over time.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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