Pregnancy: Clinical data of exposed pregnancies exhibited no undesirable effects on pregnancy or on the health of the foetus or newborn infant. Data from epidemiological studies is not available. Animal studies did not show any reproductive toxicity (see Pharmacology: Toxicology: Preclinical data under Actions). Caution is advised for use during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, Maltofer should only be taken after consulting a doctor.
Breast-feeding: It is not known whether iron from the iron(III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex is excreted in human milk. Human milk naturally contains iron and folic acid bound to lactoferrin. As a precautionary measure, Maltofer should only be taken during breast-feeding after consulting a doctor.