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Canto-Fer Injection

Canto-Fer Injection

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Alicanto Drugs Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Canto-Fer Injection

Canto-Fer Injection belongs to the class of 'iron replacement products,' primarily used to treat iron deficiency anaemia in people with long-term kidney diseases. Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen required to various body tissues due to insufficient iron. 

Canto-Fer Injection contains Iron Sucrose that belongs to the class of 'haematinics'. Iron is a nutritional supplement required by the red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues. Canto-Fer Injection works by restoring the iron levels in the body. It also improves the quality of blood by increasing levels of haemoglobin (blood protein) and red blood cells.

Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. In some cases, it may cause side effects like muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, taste changes, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, cough, back pain, flu symptoms, joint pain, dizziness, and swelling of the arms and legs. Most of these side effects of Canto-Fer Injection do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, lupus (immune disorder), low blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and eczema before starting Canto-Fer Injection. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before starting Canto-Fer Injection. Canto-Fer Injection may cause dizziness, hence drive or operate machinery with caution. Canto-Fer Injection is recommended in children above two years of age when prescribed by the doctor.

Uses of Canto-Fer Injection

Treatment of Iron deficiency anaemia

Medicinal Benefits

Canto-Fer Injection is used to treat iron-deficiency anaemia in patients with chronic kidney diseases. It contains Iron sucrose. It works by restoring the iron levels in the body. It also improves the quality of blood by increasing levels of haemoglobin (blood protein) and red blood cells. Canto-Fer Injection is intended for use in patients with kidney diseases, including those who may or may not require dialysis. It is generally used in patients to whom oral forms of iron are not suitable or ineffective. 

Directions for Use

It will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Canto-Fer Injection

  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Taste changes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Back pain
  • Flu symptoms
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of the arms and legs 

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you are allergic to Canto-Fer Injection or its inactive components. Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney diseases, low blood pressure, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, lupus (immune disorder), rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and eczema before starting Canto-Fer Injection. Canto-Fer Injection should be used during pregnancy only when advised by your doctor. Canto-Fer Injection is excreted into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before using Canto-Fer Injection if you are a breastfeeding mother. Canto-Fer Injection can make you feel dizzy, hence drive or operate machinery only when you are alert. Drinking alcohol can affect iron absorption; therefore, it is advised to avoid alcohol intake while using Canto-Fer Injection. Canto-Fer Injection is safe to use in children above two years of age when prescribed by the doctor. Do not store Canto-Fer Injection above 25°C.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Canto-Fer Injection may interact with oral iron supplements.

Drug-Food Interaction: Canto-Fer Injection should not be taken along with alcohol as it might affect Canto-Fer Injection absorption in the body.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Canto-Fer Injection should be used with caution in heart, liver or kidney diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, low blood pressure, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and eczema.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include red meat, pork, poultry, and seafood in your diet.
  • Iron sources like kidney beans, black beans, spinach, raisins, apricots, and lentils will help you improve your iron deficiency when taken along with Canto-Fer Injection.
  • Also, include iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta timely in your regular food intake.
  • Vitamin C foods like orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, melons, and bell peppers enhance iron absorption into the body.
  • You can also try iron gummies if you have sweet cravings.
  • Recent trends, like using cast iron utensils for cooking, can also improve your iron levels.

Special Advise

Regular monitoring of iron and haemoglobin levels is advised to rule out the possibility of anaemia.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Iron deficiency anaemia: It is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen to various body tissues due to insufficient iron. Anaemia can be temporary, which can be treated with the help of supplements. Sometimes, it can also be long-term, which might require medical procedures to treat. It makes you feel tired very quickly due to a lack of oxygen supply in the body. It is one of the most common blood disorder. Anaemia symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, brittle nails and pale skin.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

It is advised to avoid the alcohol intake while using Canto-Fer Injection since alcohol can hinder the absorption of iron in Canto-Fer Injection.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Canto-Fer Injection should be used during pregnancy only when advised by the doctor. Please let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before starting Canto-Fer Injection.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Canto-Fer Injection can pass into the breast milk when used by a breastfeeding mother. Please consult your doctor before taking Canto-Fer Injection if you are a nursing mother.

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Driving

Unsafe

Canto-Fer Injection may affect your ability to drive or operate any machinery since it can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel better.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking Canto-Fer Injection.

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Kidney

Caution

It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting Canto-Fer Injection if you have kidney diseases.

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Children

Caution

Canto-Fer Injection is recommended for children above two years of age. The doctor will prescribe the dosage of Canto-Fer Injection based on the child's age and weight.

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FAQs

Canto-Fer Injection contains Iron sucrose. It works by boosting the production of red blood cells (RBC) in the body, thus treating iron deficiency anaemia in chronic kidney diseases.
Canto-Fer Injection may cause weight gain. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly can effectively manage your weight. You can also consult your dietician for further information.
Canto-Fer Injection should be used with caution and only under doctor's supervision if you have heart, liver or kidney diseases, low blood pressure, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, lupus (immune disorder), rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and eczema.
Canto-Fer Injection can be given to patients above 65 years of age under the supervision of a doctor. However, due to the reduced liver, kidney and heart function in older people who also use other medicines, Canto-Fer Injection should be cautiously administered.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosage. Do not double the dose.

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