Maltofer Plus Folic Acid

Maltofer Plus Folic Acid

iron polymaltose

Manufacturer:

Vifor Pharma

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Fe (III) hydroxide polymaltose complex 100 mg, folic acid 0.35 mg
Indications/Uses
Fe deficiency w/ or w/o anaemia. Prevention of Fe & folic acid deficiency before, during & after pregnancy (during lactation).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Fe deficiency w/o anaemia & prevention of Fe & folic acid deficiency 1 tab daily. Fe deficiency anaemia in pregnancy 2-3 tab daily until normalisation of Hb values, continue therapy w/ 1 tab daily at least 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. May mask vit B12 deficiency; rule out vit B12 deficiency prior to treatment due to risk of irreversible neurological dysfunction. Pregnancy & lactation. Not suitable for 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. Decreased phenytoin serum conc. Antagonised haematopoietic response w/ chloramphenicol in folate-deficient patients.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AD04 - ferric oxide polymaltose complexes ; Belongs to the class of iron in combination with folic acid. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Maltofer Plus Folic Acid chewable tab
Packing/Price
(chocolate flavour) 30's
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