Orofer FCM Injection

Orofer FCM Injection

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Introduction

Orofer FCM Injection is an iron replacement medicine. It is used to treat a type of anemia where you have fewer amount of red blood cells due to insufficient iron in your body (iron-deficiency anemia). Iron is needed to produce the red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body.

Orofer FCM Injection is given by injection or infusion (saline drip) into a vein by your doctor or nurse. You will be watched carefully to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. It is usually given as two doses, seven days apart. Your doctor will decide how much and how often you may need injections to improve your anemia. Eating a well-balanced diet that has enough iron, vitamins, and minerals can help to replenish your iron reserves. Good sources of iron include meat, eggs, raisins, broccoli, and lentils. 

The most common side effects include vomiting, headache, dizziness, high blood pressure, and pain or irritation at the site of injection. Most of these usually go away within a short time of the injection. If you are bothered by them or they go on for longer, talk to your doctor or nurse. You should not have this medicine if your anemia is not caused by a lack of iron.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have rheumatoid arthritis, asthma or other allergies, high blood pressure, or liver problems. This may affect your treatment. It is not known whether this medicine is safe for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so please take advice from your doctor. You will have tests to check your blood cells and iron levels, monitor your progress and check for side effects. It may be advisable to limit alcohol during treatment.

Uses of Orofer FCM Injection

Benefits of Orofer FCM Injection

In Iron deficiency anemia

Anaemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. If you do not have enough iron from the foods you eat (because of poor nutrition or poor absorption of the mineral), your body will produce fewer red blood cells and can cause anaemia. Orofer FCM Injection is an iron replacement product. It can boost your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anaemia such as tiredness and weakness. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse, usually in two doses 7 days apart. Make sure you attend all appointments. You should not have this medicine if your anaemia is not caused by a lack of iron.

Side effects of Orofer FCM Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Orofer FCM

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • High blood pressure
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Nausea
  • Dark colored stool

How to use Orofer FCM Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Orofer FCM Injection works

Orofer FCM Injection is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a substance that gives these cells the ability to transport oxygen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Orofer FCM Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Orofer FCM Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orofer FCM Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving

SAFE
Orofer FCM Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orofer FCM Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orofer FCM Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver

CAUTION
Orofer FCM Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Orofer FCM Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Orofer FCM Injection?

If you miss a dose of Orofer FCM Injection, please consult your doctor.