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Review: could Iron dextran cause Anaphylactic shock (Anaphylaxis)?

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 Azathioprine, and have Anaemia.

We study 618 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 702 Iron dextran users)

Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock (severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,866 Anaphylactic shock patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 616 people reported to have side effects when taking Iron dextran. Among them, 33 people (5.36%) have Anaphylactic Shock.

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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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • low in iron

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Was on Cymbalta 30mg for around 3 weeks and was increased to 60mg. Three days after beginning 60mg dosage, I went into Anaphylactic Shock. First my eyes were sensitive to light and I had brain fog. The following day, I thought I was beginning to feel better and in the middle of a store, the right side of my face drew up as if I were having a stroke and tongue swollen out of mouth and airways were blocked. My mother rushed me to the hospital where they diagnosed me with Anaphylactic shock, was in CCU for a couple of days with IVs and several EpiPens later and a couple of days in a regular hospital room with several other shock episodes in between. I almost died.

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