Indications for: VENOFER

Iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease.

Adult Dosage:

Give by slow IV inj (undiluted) or infusion (diluted). Usual total cumulative dose: 1000mg. Hemodialysis dependent (HDD): 100mg slow IV inj over 2–5 mins or infuse 100mg over at least 15 mins per consecutive session. Non-dialysis dependent (NDD): 200mg slow IV inj over 2–5 mins or infuse 200mg over at least 15 mins on 5 different occasions within a 14-day period (limited experience with 500mg infusion over 3.5–4hrs on Days 1 and 14). Peritoneal dialysis dependent (PDD): two infusions of 300mg over 1.5hrs 14 days apart, then one 400mg infusion over 2.5hrs 14 days later.

Children Dosage:

<2yrs: not established. Iron replacement: not established. ≥2yrs: Iron maintenance: give undiluted by slow IV inj over 5mins or diluted at a concentration of 1–2mg/mL over 5–60mins. HDD: 0.5mg/kg (max 100mg/dose) every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. NDD or PDD: 0.5mg/kg (max 100mg/dose) every 4 weeks for 12 weeks. May repeat treatment if needed.

VENOFER Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for hypersensitivity reactions during and after administration for ≥30mins and until stable following infusion completion; discontinue if occur. Do not give to patients with evidence of iron overload. Monitor hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum ferritin, transferrin saturation. Avoid serum iron measurements for ≥48 hours after dosing. Neonates. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: monitor infants for GI toxicity.

VENOFER Classification:


VENOFER Interactions:

May reduce absorption of concomitant oral iron preparations.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, hypotension, pruritus, pain in extremity, arthralgia, back pain, muscle cramp, inj site reactions, chest pain, peripheral edema. Also in children: respiratory tract viral infection, peritonitis, pyrexia, cough, arteriovenous fistula thrombosis, hypertension; hypersensitivity, iron overload.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-dose vials (2.5mL)—10, 25; (5mL)—1, 10, 25; (10mL)—5,10