Use in pregnancy: Pregnancy Category B: Teratology studies have been performed in rats at IV doses up to iron 13 mg/kg/day (about 0.5 times the recommended maximum human dose on a body surface area basis) and rabbits at IV doses up to iron 13 mg/kg/day (about 1 times the recommended maximum human dose on a body surface area basis) and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to Maxifer. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Maxifer should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Use in lactation: Maxifer is excreted in milk of rats. It is not known whether Maxifer is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Maxifer is administered to a nursing woman.