Review: could Iron Dextran cause Anaphylactic Shock?


Anaphylactic shock is found among people who take Iron Dextran, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Anaemia . We study 716 people who have side effects while taking Iron dextran from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Anaphylactic shock. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylactic shock and more.

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Iron Dextran

Iron dextran has active ingredients of iron dextran. It is often used in anemia. (latest outcomes from Iron dextran 784 users)

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock (severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance) has been reported by people with asthma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, preventive health care (latest reports from 41,098 Anaphylactic shock patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

716 people reported to have side effects when taking Iron Dextran.
Among them, 33 people (4.61%) have Anaphylactic Shock

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Iron dextran cause Anaphylactic shock?

Time on Iron Dextran when people have Anaphylactic Shock *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anaphylactic Shock when taking Iron Dextran *:

  • female: 40.62 %
  • male: 59.38 %

Age of people who have Anaphylactic Shock when taking Iron Dextran *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.34 %
  • 40-49: 3.45 %
  • 50-59: 17.24 %
  • 60+: 68.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anaemia (11 people, 33.33%)
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia (4 people, 12.12%)
  • Crohn's Disease (3 people, 9.09%)
  • Sinusitis (2 people, 6.06%)
  • Hypertension (1 person, 3.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (3 people, 9.09%)
  • Paracetamol (2 people, 6.06%)
  • Metformin (2 people, 6.06%)
  • Melatonin (2 people, 6.06%)
  • Ergocalciferol (2 people, 6.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Infusion Related Reaction (5 people, 15.15%)
  • Dyspnoea Nos (4 people, 12.12%)
  • Vomiting (3 people, 9.09%)
  • Hypotension (3 people, 9.09%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (3 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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