How often can Feraheme be given?

You will receive Feraheme in 2 doses 3 to 8 days apart. Your healthcare provider will watch you during and for at least 30 minutes after you receive Feraheme.

What is the J code for Feraheme?

Providers must bill with HCPCS code Q0138: Ferumoxytol, for treatment of iron deficiency anemia, 1 mg (for ESRD on dialysis), injection (Feraheme).

What is the difference between Feraheme and Injectafer?

Injectafer contains the active drug ferric carboxymaltose, while Feraheme contains the active drug ferumoxytol. Both Injectafer and Feraheme belong to a class of medications known as iron replacement products. (A class of medications describes a group of drugs that work in the same way.)

Does Feraheme have a black box warning?

In addition to requiring the new contraindication, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also strengthened an existing warning that serious, potentially fatal allergic reactions have occurred in patients using Feraheme. It is now a black box warning, the strongest type.

How long does it take for hemoglobin to rise after iron infusion?

Parenteral iron Intravenous infusion results in a rapid replenishment of iron stores with peak ferritin concentrations at 7–9 days after infusion. In our experience the haemoglobin should rise within 2–3 weeks in the majority of patients.

How much does Feraheme cost?

The cost for Feraheme intravenous solution (30 mg/mL) is around $1,256 for a supply of 17 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Which is better venofer or Feraheme?

In a non-inferiority study, FERAHEME demonstrated comparable efficacy with Venofer® (iron sucrose) in iron deficiency anemia patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) Error bars represent 95% CI.

Can you feel worse after an iron infusion?

Iron infusion is generally given without any major issues. About one out of ten patients can experience ‘flu-like’ symptoms, such as muscle or joint ache, headache or mild fever. This usually occurs a couple of days after the infusion and settles with Panadol or Nurofen.

How do you feel after Feraheme?

Common side effects of Feraheme include:

  1. dizziness,
  2. fainting,
  3. low blood pressure (hypotension),
  4. injection site reactions (pain, swelling, or redness),
  5. nausea,
  6. vomiting,
  7. stomach pain,
  8. diarrhea,

How does Feraheme work in the body?

Feraheme is in a class of medicines called iron replacement products. It works by replenishing iron so that the body can make more red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. Feraheme is given as an intravenous infusion by a health care professional in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or medical office.

How to use Feraheme flexible scheduling for iron?

FERAHEME flexible scheduling gives your patients the freedom to receive the iron they need as early as 3 days apart 1 Dilute full contents of vial (17 mL) in 50 mL to 200 mL of:

Are there any important safety information about Feraheme?

Select Important Safety Information: FERAHEME is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to FERAHEME or any of its components or a history of allergic reaction to any intravenous iron product. Hgb=hemoglobin; NaCl=sodium chloride; RT=room temperature; TSAT=transferrin saturation.

How long does it take to infuse Feraheme?

FERAHEME comes in single-dose vials (510 mg elemental iron in 17 mL) Administer as an IV infusion over at least 15 minutes when the patient is in a reclined or semi-reclined position

How many milligrams of Feraheme should I take?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION • The recommended dose of Feraheme is an initial 510 mg intravenous injection followed by a second 510 mg intravenous injection 3 to 8 days later. • Administer Feraheme as an undiluted intravenous injection delivered at a rate of up to 1 mL/sec (30 mg/sec).