Injectafer is a ferric carboxymaltose injection for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Injectafer is known to cause the electrolyte disorder known as hypophosphatemia. Hypophosphatemia can cause serious complications including coma, seizures, rhabdomyolysis, bone softening, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
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Injectafer Hypophosphatemia Side Effect
Hypophosphatemia is a low level of phosphate in the blood. The FDA lists it as an adverse reaction on Injectafer’s label. However, there is little to no information on the label regarding the serious complications arising from the condition or the drug’s tendency to cause severe hypophosphatemia.
The symptoms of hypophosphatemia include weakness, muscle dysfunction and weakness, trouble breathing, fatigue, mental status changes, white blood cell dysfunction, severe nausea and loss of appetite. Severe complications can result from hypophosphatemia, including:
- Bone softening
- Cardiac arrest
- Respiratory failure
Hypophosphatemia is typically treated with intravenous preparations of potassium phosphate. Oral supplementation is used when intravenous treatment is not available.
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Injectafer Side Effects
A 2018 study found that patients who received ferric carboxymaltose (Injectafer) for treatment of IDA faced an increased risk of developing hypophosphatemia when compared to patients receiving ferumoxytol for IDA treatment instead. 29.1% of Injectafer patients had hypophosphatemia through the end of the five-week study, whereas none of the ferumoxytol patients did.
A 2016 study found that patients taking ferric carboxymaltose face a substantially higher risk of developing hypophosphatemia when compared to patients taking iron isomaltoside 1000. The study found that hypophosphatemia was caused by ferric carboxymaltose-induced hormone dysregulation: hypophosphatemic patients showed significantly increased levels of the phosphaturic hormone intact FGF-23.
Patients who develop hypophosphatemia are starting to file Injectafer lawsuits. This is because Injectafer’s label fails to warn of all the serious complications which can result from hypophosphatemia.
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The dangerous drug specialists at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have been handling dangerous drug lawsuits for decades. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined legal experience and have recovered over $350 Million on behalf of clients. We have the knowledge and experience to obtain for you the largest possible recovery for your Injectafer side effect claim.
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How To Join The Injectafer Lawsuit
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