Maltofer

Maltofer Dosage/Direction for Use

iron polymaltose

Manufacturer:

Vifor Pharma

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Posology: Dosage and duration of therapy are dependent upon the extent of iron deficiency.
Treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in children over 12 years and adults: 100 mg to 300 mg iron (1-3 chewable tablets) daily for 3-5 months until normalisation of the haemoglobin value is achieved. Afterwards, the therapy should be continued for several weeks with 1 chewable tablet daily to replenish the iron stores.
Treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: 200 mg to 300 mg iron (2-3 tablets) daily until normalisation of the haemoglobin value is achieved. Afterwards, the therapy should be continued with 1 chewable tablet daily at least until the end of the pregnancy to replenish the iron stores and to supplement the increased iron need during pregnancy.
Treatment and prevention of iron deficiency without anaemia in children over 12 years and adults: 100 mg iron (1 chewable tablet) once daily for 1-2 months. If a smaller dose is required for prevention, Maltofer syrup can be used.
Maltofer chewable tablets are not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Maltofer syrup and drops are in a more suitable form (and concentration) for administration of the recommended dosages to infants and children under 12 years of age.
Method of Administration: The daily dosage can be divided into separate doses or can be taken all at once. Maltofer chewable tablets can be chewed or swallowed whole and should be taken during or immediately after a meal.
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