Sodium Ferric Gluconate Pharmacology

Sodium Ferric Gluconate

About Sodium Ferric Gluconate
A form of the mineral iron, Dietary supplement,hematinic.
Mechanism of Action of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Iron formulations exerts haematinic action by being an essential constituent of haemoglobin. It is necessary for the oxidative process of living tissues.

Pharmacokinets of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Absorption: administered intravenously
Onset of Action for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Duration of Action for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Half Life of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Side Effects of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
1. Diarrhoea
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Anorexia
5. Fever
6. Flue like syndrome
7. Arthralgia
8. Myalgia
9. Headache
10. Dizziness
11. Malaize
12. Rashes
14. Brdycardia
15. Tachycardia
16. Myocardial infarction
17. Angina
18. Sepsis
19. Flatulence
20. Fatigue
21. Injection site reactions
22. Hypersensitivity reactions
Contra-indications of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. All types of anaemia except iron deficiency anaemia
3. In patients with iron overload
Special Precautions while taking Sodium Ferric Gluconate
1. Do not mix with other medications or nutritional solutions for parenteral administration
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
1.Treatment of Iron deficiency in patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis who are receiving supplemental erythropoietin therapy
Interactions for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Typical Dosage for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Administer a test dose of 2ml Sodium ferric gluconate complex (25mg elemental iron) diluted in 50ml normal saline and given I.V. over 1 hour. If test dose is tolerated give therapeutic dose of 10ml (125mg elemental iron) diluted in 100ml normal saline and given I.V. over1 hour. Most patients require a minimum cumulative dose of 1gm of elemental iron administered at eight sequential dialysis treatments to achieve a favorable haemoglobin response.
Schedule of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Storage Requirements for Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Store in a well closed container below 25 degree C. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose
Effects of Overdose of Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Provide supportive measures and symptomatic treatment

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