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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 620 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 705 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 28,870 Anaphylactic shock patients)

On Apr, 23, 2015: 620 people reported to have side effects when taking Iron dextran. Among them, 33 people (5.32%) 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 * :

Anaphylactic shock37.50%62.50%

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

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 ** :


How people recovered from Anaphylactic shock ** :


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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