A critical tool in the
MANAGEMENT of IDA

Importance of Venofer in the dialysis setting

Managing anemia in CKD with Venofer (iron sucrose injection, USP) may help to1:

  • Maintain target Hb level
  • Avoid storage iron depletion
  • Prevent iron deficiency erythropoiesis

Two types of IDA are prevalent in dialysis patients

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a significant complication of CKD. Some of the common causes of IDA in dialysis patients include:

  • Blood loss related to dialysis
  • Increased iron demand with use of ESAs
  • Restricted diets

Differentiating iron deficiency

Functional iron deficiency occurs when there is a failure to release iron rapidly enough to keep pace with the demands of the bone marrow for erythropoiesis, despite adequate total body iron stores. Functional iron deficiency is commonly associated with inflammation or infection.

ida fig1

Absolute iron deficiency occurs when the amount of stored iron is no longer adequate to meet the demands for erythropoiesis and total body
iron stores become depleted.

ida fig2

Venofer in conjunction with ESAs can help meet the demands of erythropoiesis

Treatment with an intravenous iron may maintain or reduce ESA usage1