What is Iron Dextran?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Infed


Iron dextran is an iron salt used for the treatment of microcytic hypochromic anemia resulting from iron deficiency in patients in whom oral administration is infeasible or ineffective.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Iron Dextran

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1


Based on patients currently taking Iron Dextran

Dosage Patients
50mg/mL as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Iron Dextran

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Iron Dextran


Currently taking Iron Dextran

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Iron Dextran

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Iron Dextran and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Iron sucrose (Venofer IV) 1
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