Hemin for Injection
Women who have severe problems during their period such as increased heart rate, severe cramps and mood swings, might take hemin injections. This medication is made from red blood cells; it lowers the production of an enzyme related to these symptoms.
This medication can cause kidney damage, especially at high doses. Patients should receive the lowest effective dose to minimize these effects. Contact your doctor if you are extremely tired, have lower back pain and/or have difficulty urinating.
Since this medication is made from donated blood, there’s a chance you could get a serious infection such as HIV. Blood is screened for infections, so this chance is low, but patients should be aware of the risk.