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- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- The risk of allergic side effects may be higher in patients who have allergies to other drugs or to many drugs.
- Your child will get a test dose before his/her first dose.
- Your child will be closely watched while taking this drug.
- It is used to treat anemia.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Anemia from a cause other than low iron stores or too much iron in the body.
- If your child has an infection in the kidney.
- If your child is younger than 4 months of age. Do not give this drug to an infant younger than 4 months of age.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, have your child get up slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Have your child be extra careful climbing stairs.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
- Do not give your child other iron products with this drug.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Trouble breathing.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- A burning or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Back pain.
- Joint pain.
- Fever or chills.
- Very bad muscle pain.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Irritation or swelling where the shot was given.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Change in taste.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
- Your child’s doctor will give this drug.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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