Maltofer

Maltofer

iron polymaltose

Manufacturer:

Vifor Pharma

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex
Indications/Uses
Fe deficiency w/ & w/o anaemia. Prophylaxis of Fe deficiency during pregnancy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >12 yr Fe deficiency anaemia 1-3 tab daily for 3-5 mth until normalisation of Hb values, continue therapy for several wk w/ 1 tab daily to replenish Fe stores. Fe deficiency w/o anaemia 1 tab once daily for 1-2 mth. Fe deficiency anaemia in pregnancy 2-3 tab daily until normalisation of Hb values, continue therapy w/ 1 tab daily until pregnancy ends to replenish & supplement increased Fe needed during pregnancy.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take during or immediately after meals. May be chewed or swallowed whole.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Fe overload eg, haemochromatosis, haemosiderosis; Fe utilisation disturbances eg, lead & sideroachrestic anaemia, thalassaemia; anaemia not caused by Fe deficiency eg, haemolytic or megaloblastic anaemia due to vit B12 deficiency.
Special Precautions
Reconsider treatment if increased Hb by about 2-3 g/dL after 3 wk has not been achieved. Anaemia due to infections or tumours. Na-restricted patients; contains Na 10 mg/tab. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended in childn <12 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Discoloured faeces. GI disorders eg, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain & distention, dyspepsia, epigastric discomfort, constipation.
Drug Interactions
Inhibited absorption w/ parenteral Fe.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AB05 - ferric oxide polymaltose complexes ; Belongs to the class of oral iron trivalent preparations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Maltofer chewable tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
(chocolate flavour) 3 × 10's
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