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Antianemia Drug Receives Boxed Warning

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 8 - p 48
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000470402.36306.54
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  • A new boxed warning and a new contraindication are being added to the labeling of ferumoxytol (Feraheme). The boxed warning states that there is a risk of anaphylaxis and even death with ferumoxytol infusion.
  • The new contraindication to use is a previous allergic reaction to ferumoxytol or any other IV iron-replacement drug.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner was previously the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: diane.aschenbrenner@gmail.com.

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