Review: could Iron Dextran cause Anaphylactic Shock?


Summary

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 Ergocalciferol, and have Anaemia . We study 662 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 anaemia. (latest outcomes from Iron dextran 694 users)

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock (severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, itching, diarrhea (latest reports from 28,282 Anaphylactic shock patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

662 people reported to have side effects when taking Iron Dextran.
Among them, 33 people (4.98%) 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: 37.5 %
  • male: 62.5 %

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)
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia (4 people)
  • Sinusitis (2 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ranitidine (2 people)
  • Melatonin (2 people)
  • Levofloxacin (2 people)
  • Humira (2 people)
  • Ergocalciferol (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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