PatientsVille.com Logo

PatientsVille

Venofer Side Effects

Common Venofer Side Effects


The most commonly reported Venofer side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Nausea (65)
Hypotension (61)
Dyspnoea (60)
Infusion Related Reaction (58)
Dizziness (46)
Oedema Peripheral (44)
Vomiting (42)
Anaphylactoid Reaction (34)
Hyperhidrosis (34)
Arthralgia (32)
Diarrhoea (31)
Paraesthesia (27)
Loss Of Consciousness (27)
Pyrexia (26)
Abdominal Pain (25)
Malaise (25)
Burning Sensation (25)
Thrombophlebitis Superficial (24)
Chest Pain (24)
Pain In Extremity (23)

➢ More



If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Venofer Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Venofer reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Venofer on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Anxiety, Condition Aggravated, Oedema Peripheral, Chest Discomfort
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml (dosage: NA, start time: Nov 14, 2013), combined with:
  • Iberogast (silybum Marianum Tincture)
  • Salofalk (amino Salicylic Acid)
  • Prednisolone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Chest Discomfort
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml treatment in female patients, resulting in anxiety side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Presyncope, Hypotension, Nausea, Dizziness, Local Swelling
This report suggests a potential Venofer Presyncope, Hypotension, Nausea, Dizziness, Local Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anaemia and used Venofer (dosage: 1 In 1 Total) starting Oct 25, 2013. Soon after starting Venofer the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Presyncope
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Local Swelling
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Venofer demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as presyncope, may still occur.

Hypophosphataemia
This Hypophosphataemia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CH. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: iron deficiency anaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Venofer (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Acenocoumarol
  • Calcium Carbasalate
When commencing Venofer, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Hypophosphataemia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as hypophosphataemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Disease Recurrence, Visual Impairment
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: iron deficiency and was treated with Venofer (dosage: Iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg0 Ml Nac1 Intravenous Drip) starting Jan 22, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Visual Impairment
This opens a possibility that Venofer treatment could cause the above reactions, including disease recurrence, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Headache, Dizziness, Confusional State, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Fatigue, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Chest Discomfort
A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: iron deficiency anaemia started Venofer treatment (dosage: 12/7 Then 2nd Dose 1/17/14?400mg (i Think) Iv Bag This Was 3rd Infusion In 8 Wk Period Iv) on NS. Soon after starting Venofer treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Confusional State
  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Chest Discomfort
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nexium
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Amethia
  • Multivit
  • Acai Berry
  • Vitamin D3
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Venofer.

Vomiting, Neutropenia, Lipase Increased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Blood Calcium Decreased, Human Herpes Virus 6 Serology Positive
A 10-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Venofer(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Aug 21, 2012. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Vomiting
  • Neutropenia
  • Lipase Increased
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
  • Blood Calcium Decreased
  • Human Herpes Virus 6 Serology Positive
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Venofer efficacy:
  • Flagyl (3d Intravenous)
  • Keppra (2 D)
  • Claforan (cefotaxime Sodium)
The patient was hospitalized.

Injection Site Swelling, Phlebitis
In this report, Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml was administered for the following condition: anaemia.A 45-year-old female consumer from CH (weight: NA) started Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml treatment (dosage: 3 Ampoules (3 Df, In 1 D) Intravenous) on Nov 06, 2013.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Injection Site Swelling
  • Phlebitis
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Exacyl (tranexamic Acid) (tranexamic Acid)
  • Perfalgan (paracetamol)
The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Arthralgia, Pain In Extremity, Joint Swelling, Infusion Site Pain
This is a report of the following Venofer side effect(s):
  • Arthralgia
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Joint Swelling
  • Infusion Site Pain
A 34-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Venofer (dosage: NA) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Venofer treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Dyspnoea, Arthralgia, Joint Swelling, Nausea, Vomiting, Off Label Use
This Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml report was submitted by a 60-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: iron deficiency anaemia and Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Oct 17, 2013. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Arthralgia
  • Joint Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Off Label Use
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Extravasation, Skin Discolouration, Injection Site Swelling, Injection Site Reaction
This is a report of a possible correlation between Venofer use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Extravasation
  • Skin Discolouration
  • Injection Site Swelling
  • Injection Site Reaction
which could contribute to an assessment of Venofer risk profile.A 52-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from iron deficiency anaemia,renal failure chronic and was treated with Venofer (dosage: NA) starting Jun 28, 2013.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Presyncope
A 44-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: iron deficiency anaemia and after a treatment with Venofer (dosage: 400 Mg Over 2 1/2 Hrs In Nss Intravenous) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Presyncope
The treatment was started on Jun 18, 2013. Venofer was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Venofer consumers.

Hypotension, Convulsion
In this report, a 54-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml side effect.The patient was diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia. After a treatment with Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml (dosage: 400 Mg Over 2 1/2 Hrs In Nss Intravenous, start date: Jun 11, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Hypotension
  • Convulsion
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment.

Urticaria, Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml (dosage: 300 Mg Over 4 Hrs) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Urticaria
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Myalgia
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment
  • Aleve (naproxen Sodium) Tablet
Taken together, these observations suggest that a Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Urticaria, Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia.

Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Dry Skin, Haematochezia, Vomiting, Chromaturia, Off Label Use
This fatigue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 17-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anaemia,blood iron decreased,inflammation. The patient was prescribed Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml (dosage: 7.5 Ml In 100 Ml Of Ns In 1 Hr Intravenous), which was started on Dec 20, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dry Skin
  • Haematochezia
  • Vomiting
  • Chromaturia
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml.

Confusional State
This is a Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a confusional state side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Confusional State
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in confusional state.

Hypotension, Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Infusion Related Reaction
This report suggests a potential Venofer hypotension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): iron deficiency anaemia and used Venofer (dosage: NA) starting Dec 18, 2013. Soon after starting Venofer the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Infusion Related Reaction
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Venofer demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as hypotension, may still occur.

Hypotension, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Unevaluable Event
This hypotension problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Dec 17, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Venofer (dosage: Every Week). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Epogen
  • Hectorol
When commencing Venofer, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hypotension
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Unevaluable Event
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as hypotension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Hypotension, Syncope, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Hypertension
This is a Venofer side effect report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nephrogenic anaemia and was treated with Venofer (dosage: NA) starting Dec 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Epogen
  • Hecterol
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hypotension
  • Syncope
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Blood Glucose Abnormal
  • Hypertension
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Venofer could cause hypotension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Nausea, Pain In Extremity, Dyspnoea, Headache, Haematoma
A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH with the following symptoms: anaemia,haemoglobin abnormal started Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 22, 2013. Soon after starting Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Dyspnoea
  • Headache
  • Haematoma
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection-vifor) (iron Sucrose Injection) 20 Mg/ml side effects, such as nausea.

Skin Disorder, Fatigue, Hypersensitivity, Eczema, Laceration
This skin disorder side effect was reported by a physician from CH. A 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: iron deficiency anaemia.The patient was prescribed Venofer (dosage: 100 Mg In 100 Ml Ns, 60 Min Intravenous Drip), which was started on Oct 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Venofer the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Skin Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Eczema
  • Laceration
These side effects may potentially be related to Venofer.

Swollen Tongue, Paraesthesia Oral, Hypertension
This is a report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: iron deficiency anaemia, who was treated with Venofer (dosage: NA, start time: Nov 19, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Paraesthesia Oral
  • Hypertension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Venofer treatment in female patients, resulting in swollen tongue side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Induration, Injection Site Inflammation, Thrombosis
This report suggests a potential Venofer Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Induration, Injection Site Inflammation, Thrombosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Venofer (dosage: NA) starting Oct 05, 2013. Soon after starting Venofer the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Injection Site Induration
  • Injection Site Inflammation
  • Thrombosis
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Venofer demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as injection site pain, may still occur.

Off Label Use, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Oedema Peripheral, Pain In Extremity
This Off Label Use, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Oedema Peripheral, Pain In Extremity problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anaemia. On Nov 27, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml (dosage: 400mg Over 2.5 Hours). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Inderal (propranolol)
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • Soma (carisoprodol)
  • Celebrex (celecoxib)
When commencing Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Off Label Use
  • International Normalised Ratio Increased
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Pain In Extremity
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as off label use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Overdose, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Paraesthesia, Arthralgia
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anaemia and was treated with Venofer (dosage: 5 Ampoules In 250 Ml Ns Intravenous Drip) starting Jul 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Gestodene/ethinylestradiol (gestinol)
  • Enalapril
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paraesthesia
  • Arthralgia
This opens a possibility that Venofer treatment could cause the above reactions, including overdose, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Off Label Use, Fibrin D Dimer Increased, Pain In Extremity, Oedema Peripheral
A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: anaemia started Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment (dosage: 500 Mg In 250 Ml Ns/4 ?hours) on Jan 29, 2013. Soon after starting Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Fibrin D Dimer Increased
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Oedema Peripheral
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Protonix
  • Zofran
  • Dilaudid
  • Lisinopril
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Venofer (iron Sucrose Injection, Usp) (2340-10) 20 Mg/ml.

1 of 26 



Top 10 Venofer Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Nausea 56
Hypotension 54
Dyspnoea 49
Infusion Related Reaction 45
Dizziness 43
Oedema Peripheral 41
Vomiting 35
Arthralgia 31
Anaphylactoid Reaction 30
Diarrhoea 27

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


    Discuss Venofer Side Effects

    Did You Have a Venofer Side Effect?

    Yes, Severe
    Yes, Moderate
    Yes, Minor
    No

    How Effective is Venofer for You?

    Exceeded Expectations
    Effective
    Somewhat Effective
    Not Effective

    Venofer Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0517-2310
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameVenofer
    Nameiron sucrose
    Dosage FormINJECTION, SOLUTION
    RouteINTRAVENOUS
    On market since20070612
    LabelerAmerican Regent, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)IRON SUCROSE
    Strength(s)20
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassIron [Chemical/Ingredient],Parenteral Iron Replacement [EPC]

    Venofer Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 638

    Venofer safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 39

    Reported hospitalizations: 289

    Latest Venofer clinical trials