Iron Dextran

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Scientific Name: Iron Dextran
Brand Name: Infed, Irospan 24/6 Kit
Company Owner: Luitpold pharmaceuticals inc, Watson laboratories inc, Sanofi aventis us llc, New river pharmaceuticals inc
Mechanism Of Action After iron dextran is injected, the circulating iron dextran is removed from the plasma by cells of the reticuloendothelial system, which split the complex into its components of iron and dextran. The iron is immediately bound to the available protein moieties to form hemosiderin or ferritin, the physiological forms of iron, or to a lesser extent to transferrin. This iron which is subject to physiological control replenishes hemoglobin and depleted iron stores.
Description of the Drug: Iron Dextran is an iron supplement used to treat iron deficiency in patients who cannot take oral iron.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00893