FERRIC PYROPHOSPHATE CITRATE (FER ik pye roe FOS fate SI trate) ADDITIVE FOR DIALYSIS is an iron replacement that is added to the solution used in hemodialysis machines. It is used to treat low iron levels in patients who are receiving hemodialysis.
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
signs and symptoms of low blood pressure like dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; unusually weak or tired
signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection like fever or chills, blood in the urine, pain or trouble passing urine, pain in the lower back or side
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Interactions are not expected.
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to ferric pyrophosphate citrate or other iron products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.