Ferrlecit Infusion Reactions

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Megan Elizabeth...
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Ferrlecit Infusion Reactions

Hello colleagues,

Given the Venofer shortage, hospitals in my area (northwestern Washington state) are using more Ferrlecit. I have received reports of increased infusion reactions at those sites, particularly with 250 mg doses.

Is anyone else seeing this uptick in Ferrlecit infusion reactions? If so, have you identified any trends (i.e. lot numbers, dose, concurrent diphenhydramine use, etc)?

Thank you,
Megan Fragale, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Medication Safety Officer
Skagit Regional Health
Mount Vernon, Washington