WHAT You Need to Know About IRON

What is IDA?

IDA is a condition in which you have:

IDA is very common in people with CKD

Why iron and hemoglobin are important

  • Iron is a key ingredient used in your bone marrow to build healthy new red blood cells
  • Hemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that contains iron and carries oxygen throughout the body
  • Over time, untreated IDA can cause heart problems—or, if you already have heart problems, it can make those problems worse

Talk to your doctor. Only your doctor can decide if Venofer is right for you.

Symptoms of IDA

Often, there are no symptoms of IDA. However, you may experience:

  • Paleness
  • Unusual shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Colder than usual hands and feet
  • Frequent headaches

If you or your child has been prescribed Venofer for IDA, learn about our patient assistance program