Ferrlecit

OVERDOSE

The Ferrlecit iron complex is not dialyzable.

No data is available regarding overdose of Ferrlecit in humans. Excessive dosages of Ferrlecit may lead to accumulation of iron in storage sites potentially leading to hemosiderosis. Do not administer Ferrlecit to patients with iron overload [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Individual doses exceeding 125 mg may be associated with a higher incidence and/or severity of adverse events [see Post Marketing Experiences].

Ferrlecit at elemental iron doses of 125 mg/kg, 78.8 mg/kg, 62.5 mg/kg and 250 mg/kg caused deaths in mice, rats, rabbits, and dogs respectively. The major symptoms of acute toxicity were decreased activity, staggering, ataxia, increases in the respiratory rate, tremor, and convulsions.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Known hypersensitivity to sodium ferric gluconate or any of its components.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/31/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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