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Side effects

What are the possible side effects?

As with all medicines, Ferinject can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reactions
  • Flushing

Some blood parameters may change temporarily, which could be detected in laboratory tests.

The following change in blood parameters is common: decrease in blood phosphorus.

Your doctor will discuss possible side effects with you and will also monitor how you are while your treatment is being given.

It is very important to tell your doctor or nurse if you feel unwell or think you may be experiencing any side effects whilst you are being treated with Ferinject.

Reporting side effects in the UK

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Ferinject is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get to:

United Kingdom, Yellow Card Scheme, Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store

Side effects should also be reported to Vifor Pharma UK Ltd. Tel: +44 1276 853633 or Email: medicalinfo_UK@viforpharma.com

 

Reporting side effects in Ireland:

Reporting side effects after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any side effects.

HPRA Pharmacovigilance

Earlsfort Terrace

IRL - Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 6764971

Fax: +353 1 6762517

Website: www.hpra.ie

e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

 

Side effects should also be reported to Vifor Pharma UK Ltd. Tel: +44 1276 853633 or Email: medicalinfo_UK@viforpharma.com.

 

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UK-FCM-1900320, September 2019