Ferric Maltol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Ferric Maltol

Generic Name : Ferric Maltol
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Ferric Maltol are provided here.

Pronunciation : fe-rik mawl-tol

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Ferric Maltol, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
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Overview of Ferric Maltol

Ferric maltol is used as an iron replacement product for the treatment of iron deficiency in adults.

Why is Ferric Maltol Prescribed? (Indications)

Ferric maltol is used for treating iron deficiency in adults Ferric maltol treats iron deficiency in adults

When should Ferric Maltol not be taken? (Contraindications)

1. Hypersensitivity to Ferric maltol
2. Patients receiving repeated blood transfusions
3. Patients with hemochromatosis (Hemochromatosis is a disorder where too much iron builds up in the body) and iron overload syndromes.

What is the dosage of Ferric Maltol?

The recommended dose is 30 mg to be taken twice daily, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
The drug should be taken on empty stomach, as food decreases the absorption of ferric maltol.
Duration of therapy depends on the severity of iron deficiency but usually at least 3 months of treatment is required.

How should Ferric Maltol be taken?

Ferric maltol is to be taken orally. It is available as 30 mg capsule.

Missed a Dose?

In case of missing a dose, the drug should be taken as soon as you remember.

What are the side effects of Ferric Maltol?

Gastrointestinal: Flatulence, Diarrhea, Constipation, discoloration of feces, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension

What are the other precautions for Ferric Maltol?

1.Ferric maltol may increase the chance of Inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD), due to an increase in chances of inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the gastrointestinal tract. So, avoid use of ferric maltol in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
2.Do not administer ferric maltol to patients with evidence of iron overload or patients receiving intravenous iron.
3.Keep ferric maltol out of reach of children as accidental over dose could be fatal.
4.Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
5.It is better to take other medicines at least 4 hours before or 4 hours after you take ferric maltol.

What are the Drug Interactions of Ferric Maltol?

Ferric maltol will interact with dimercaprol and other oral iron tablets.

What are the storage conditions for Ferric Maltol?

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).