Ferrlecit and Alcohol
Ferrlecit generic name Sodium Ferric Gluconate belongs to a family of drugs that treat iron deficiency anemia in patients who are undergoing hemodialysis who are also receiving epoetin therapy. The drug is an iron complex which functions by providing the body with the required level of iron. The drug is administered by injection.
Do not use this drug if you are allergic to any ingredient in it, have anemia not associated with iron deficiency or if you have an iron overload.
It is suggested that you discuss the drinking of alcohol while using this drug with your physician.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Ferrlecit advise your physician if you are pregnant, plan to become so or are breast feeding, taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs, herbal or dietary preparations, allergies medicines, food or substances, have had multiple blood transfusions, have colitis, Crohn disease, diverticulitis, ulcer, the blod disease porphyria or thalassemia.
Less serious side effects are general discomfort, light headed, tired or weak.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, nausea, pain, red or swollen at injection site, severe pain in chest, back, groin or sides of the body, short of breath, vomiting or wheezing. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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