HAEM UP Injection contains Iron sucrose which belongs to the group of medicines called hematinic. It is indicated in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in both adults and in children (above 2 years) with chronic kidney disease. It is preferably used in patients who have intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body lacks enough amount of mineral ion “iron” which is responsible for the formation of healthy red blood cells and oxygen transport in the body.
Systemic administration of iron sucrose effectively replenishes and restores iron in the body. It helps in the formation of healthy red blood cells and transport of oxygen, leading to the correction of anemia caused by iron deficiency. Along with the treatment, eating a well-balanced diet including lots of green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, meat, beets, pomegranate, beans etc. can also help you to achieve better results.
This medicine is not meant for self-administration. Your doctor or nurse will administer it into your vein as an injection or infusion. If required, it can be given along with dialysis by putting in the venous line. The most common side effects of this medicine are injection site pain, itching, irritation, redness or leakage, metallic taste and nausea. These are usually temporary and wears off after some time. However, if it bothers you, inform your doctor.
It will be given to you only by a doctor or nurse into the vein (intravenously) either as a slow injection or as an infusion drip. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have an iron-overload disorder, iron-independent anemia or liver disease. Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is strictly not recommended for use in children under 18 years due to lack of data on dosing. Consult your doctor before taking.
Uses of Haem up Injection
- Treats iron deficiency anemia in both adults and in children (above 2 years) with chronic kidney disease who are intolerant or unresponsive to oral iron therapy
How Haem Up Works
Following systemic administration, iron sucrose dissociates into iron and sucrose inside the body. The dissociated iron forms a complex with a plasma protein called transferrin and is transported into the target cells. This iron is further incorporated into hemoglobin as the cells mature into red blood cells and transports healthy red blood cells and oxygen within the body.
Direction for Use
HAEM UP will be given to you only by a doctor or nurse into the vein (intravenously) either as a slow injection or as an infusion drip. It can also be administered during dialysis if applicable. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
Side Effects of Haem Up Injection
- Severe allergic reactions (such as feeling dizzy or faint, light-headedness, low blood pressure, swelling of the face, difficulty in breathing and chest pain)
- Injection site reactions (such as pain, irritation, itching, redness or leakage at injected site)
- Metallic taste
- High or low blood pressure
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
- Changes in the color of the urine
- Chest pain
- Increased sweating
How to Manage Side Effects
Feeling sick (nausea)
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid traveling, driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. If the symptom still persists, contact your doctor for advice.
Warning & Precautions
HAEM UP should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
HAEM UP should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking.
Driving And Using Machines
Do not drive or operate any machines because this medicine may cause dizziness, confusion or light-headedness.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
HAEM UP Injection should be taken with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to iron sucrose or other injectable preparations.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have:
- A history of medicine allergy
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (an allergic skin reaction)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (joint pain)
- Eczema or other allergies
- An infection
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
- Oral iron preparations (e.g. ferrous ascorbate, ferrous sulphate, ferric citrate)
There are no reviews yet.