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Review: could Iron dextran cause Anaphylactic shock?

We study 609 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 (latest outcomes from 693 users) has active ingredients of iron dextran. It is often used in anemia.

Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock (severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance) (latest reports from 108,064 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 609 people reported to have side effects when taking Iron dextran. Among them, 33 people (5.42%) have Anaphylactic Shock. They amount to 0.03% of all the 108,055 people who have Anaphylactic Shock on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anaphylactic shock in Iron dextran reports

Time on Iron dextran when people have Anaphylactic shock * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylactic shock100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylactic shock when taking Iron dextran * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylactic shock37.50%62.50%

Age of people who have Anaphylactic shock when taking Iron dextran * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylactic shock0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.34%3.45%17.24%68.97%

Severity of Anaphylactic shock when taking Iron dextran ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylactic shock ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anaemia (11 people, 33.33%)
  2. Iron deficiency anaemia (4 people, 12.12%)
  3. Sinusitis (2 people, 6.06%)
  4. Crohn's disease (2 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Azathioprine (2 people, 6.06%)
  2. Temazepam (2 people, 6.06%)
  3. Ranitidine (2 people, 6.06%)
  4. Paracetamol (2 people, 6.06%)
  5. Ergocalciferol (2 people, 6.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    sunny red on Jul, 21, 2014:

    29, male, African American... what u had was called sleep paralysis a.k.a hypnofogic sleep. Ur ur eyes and brain woke up during r.e.m sleep, but ur body remained sleeping. Very scary as the images can be seen, felt, smelled, and heard... I have it at times

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  • I went to the emergency room because I noticed that the bottom of my face was swollen on the right side next to my chin. I was not in any pain, but thought it was strange and because I had never noticed anything like that before. The doctor was not sure what was wrong with me, said he thought it was a blocked salivary gland, and prescribed me ciproflaxin and clyndamyacin. I have been perscribed both medications at seperate times no more than 2 years before this happened without having any marked adverse response. I filled the perscriptions immediately after leaving the hospital and took them once I arrived at home. Shortly, (10-40 minutes - less than one hour) after I took both pills together as instructed at the hospital, I started having extreme stomach pain and cramps, so extreme that i was writhing in pain and said that i felt like i had been poisoned. I lay down to try to go to bed becasue i was in so much pain, and woke up 1-2 hours later, itching more severely than ever before everywhere on my body including my scalp, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet. When I turned on the light I saw that my entire body was completely red and covered with hives, then my face started swelling up, my lips, cheeks, eyes, it seemed like my entire head was swelling. I'm not certain if my tongue was swelling or if i started having a panic attack that made it seem difficult to breathe (i have had panic attacks before). went to emergency room was treated with epi-pen, pepcid, benadryl, among other meds i cannot recall. nothing like this has ever occured before or since.

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