Hemfer 100 Injection

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Hemfer Information

Hemfer is a prescription drug, available for use as Syrup, Capsule, Injection, Drops. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Anemia. Hemfer also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Hemfer. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Hemfer as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Hemfer normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Hemfer is Safe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Hemfer has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Hemfer related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Hemfer contraindications section.

Additionally, Hemfer may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Hemfer is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Hemfer Benefits & Uses

Hemfer is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Hemfer Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anemia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: used in iron deficiency anemia in chronic renal failure
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anemia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: used in iron deficiency anemia in chronic renal failure

Hemfer Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Hemfer safe for pregnant women?


    Hemfer is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Hemfer safe during breastfeeding?


    Hemfer has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Hemfer on the Kidneys?


    Using Hemfer does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Hemfer on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Hemfer on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Hemfer on the Heart?


    Hemfer may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Hemfer with Other Drugs

Hemfer should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Mild



Hemfer Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Hemfer unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Hemfer

  • Is this Hemfer habit forming or addictive?


    Hemfer is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Hemfer as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Hemfer only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Hemfer is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Hemfer Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Hemfer


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Hemfer together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Hemfer


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Hemfer with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Hemfer

Question over 5 years ago

Does Hemfer cause black stools?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Hemfer may cause black (dark) stools. It is a common side effect of this drug which is unharmful in nature. It occurs because this drug contains iron which is well known to cause dark coloration of stools. This effect is reversible in nature and it goes away after discontinuation of this drug.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Hemfer cause blood clots?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

No, Hemfer does not cause blood clots. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Hemfer?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Hemfer is a brand name of iron sucrose and it is available in the form of injection. It is a prescription drug which is used as a hematinic for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia mainly in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Hemfer cause headache?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Hemfer may cause a headache. It is a rare side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind a headache is unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and complete rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Hemfer Increase hemoglobin?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Hemfer helps in increasing hemoglobin because it contains iron which is an essential component of hemoglobin. Clinical studies have found that Hemfer might increase hemoglobin in iron deficiency anemia.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Venofer® (iron sucrose injection)

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 711-713

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