Anaphylactic reaction to ferric carboxymaltose: A case series

  • Parth Kanani Smt. NHL municipal medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Sushma Shah Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Supriya Malhotra Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Iron deficiency anemia, ferric carboxymaltose, hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis


Introduction: Intravenous iron is widely used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia when oral iron is inappropriate, ineffective, or poorly tolerated. Acute hypersensitivity reactions during iron infusions are very rare but can be life-threatening. 

Case Reports: We report herein two cases, the first being a case of severe anaphylactic reaction amounting to anaphylactic shock and the second case presenting with an anaphylactic reaction, both with IV Ferric carboxymaltose(FCM) in pregnant women suffering from Iron Deficiency Anemia(IDA).

Conclusion: A public health initiative aimed at reducing the number of severe adverse reactions to parenteral iron would require a rational use of this drug.


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Author Biographies

Parth Kanani, Smt. NHL municipal medical College, Ahmedabad

Department of Pharmacology, Resident doctor.

Sushma Shah, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Professor.

Supriya Malhotra, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Department of Pharmacology, Professor and Head.


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Kanani P, Shah S, Malhotra S. Anaphylactic reaction to ferric carboxymaltose: A case series. jpadr [Internet]. 2022Dec.1 [cited 2024Feb.21];3(4):35-8. Available from: