Venofer (iron sucrose) Injection is an iron replacement product used to treat iron deficiency anemia in people with kidney disease. Venofer is usually given with another medication to promote the growth of red blood cells (such as Aranesp, Epogen, or Procrit).

Venofer (iron sucrose injection, USP), an iron replacement product, is a brown, sterile, aqueous, complex of polynuclear iron (III)-hydroxide in sucrose for intravenous use. Iron sucrose injection has a molecular weight of approximately 34,000 to 60,000 daltons and a proposed structural formula.

Venofer Info

For Intravenous use:

Mode Of Administration

Administer Venofer only intravenously by slow injection or by infusion. The dosage of Venofer is expressed in mg of elemental iron. Each mL contains 20 mg of elemental iron.

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Injection: 50 mg/2.5 mL, 100 mg/5 mL, or 200 mg/10 mL (20 mg/mL) in single-dose vials.

Venofer Side Effects

The most common side effects include: 

  • Venofer may cause serious side effects including:
  • muscle cramps,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • strange taste in the mouth or decreased sense of taste,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • headache,
  • cough,
  • sore throat,
  • sinus pain,
  • congestion,
  • back pain,
  • joint pain,
  • dizziness


Patient Assistance Programs

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