Generic name: ferric maltol
Name of the brand: Accrufer
The class of drug: Iron products
What is Accrufer?
Accrufer is a replacement for iron products used by adults in the treatment of iron deficiency.¶
Accrufer can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.
Only take according to the directions. Inform your physician if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.
Increased Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Flare
Do not use Accrufer for those suffering from an active inflammation intestinal illness (IBD) flare as the risk is more inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Treatment with iron products that are excessive could result in excess storage of iron and the risk of hemosiderosis iatrogenic. Don’t administer Accrufer to those with signs of excessive iron levels or who receive intravenous iron. Examine iron parameters before initiating the Accrufer, and be aware of the iron levels while on treatment.
Risk of Overdosage in Children Due to Accidental Ingestion
The accidental overdose of products containing iron is the most common reason for fatal poisoning in children less than 6. Make sure this item is out of the reach of children. If you experience an accidental overdose, you should call the physician or poison control centre right away.
Before taking this medication, you must consult your physician.
You shouldn’t take Accrufer If you have an allergy to its ingredients, or are suffering from:
- hemochromatosis or overload of iron (the accumulation of iron) as well as
- If you’ve had multiple blood transfusions.
Inform your doctor if have had any inflammatory bowel condition.
Discuss with your physician whether you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant.
Accrufer absorbs in a manner that isn’t likely to cause harm to the unborn child. If you have an iron deficiency that is not treated, pregnancy can increase the risk of having anemia (low white blood cell count) and premature birth or low birth weight. The advantages in treating the iron shortage in this treatment could outweigh the dangers to the baby.
Ferric maltol isn’t likely to be absorbed into breast milk. Talk to your doctor about Accrufer when you are nursing.
Not permitted for use by anyone less than the age of 18.
How to take Accrufer?
Follow the instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.
Eat on an empty stomach, at least one hour prior to or 2 hours following a meal.
There is a chance that you will require medical tests to determine how long you need to make use of Accrufer.
Keep at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.
If I miss a dose?
Contact your doctor for advice in case you missed an appointment for this medication.
If I consume too much?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Contact emergency medical assistance when a child has swallowed tablets. Iron overdoses could be fatal for children who are young.
Overdose symptoms can include nausea, stomach pain vomiting, diarrhea, cold or sweaty skin as well as agitation, confusion experiencing lightheadedness and agitation, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeats, chest pain
What should I stay clear of while taking Accrufer?
Don’t consume iron supplements or a vitamin or mineral supplement that your physician hasn’t prescribed or suggested.
Accrufer side effects
See a doctor immediately Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction such as hives; difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face and tongue.
Take a break from Accrufer and contact your doctor immediately in the event that you suffer from an inflammatory bowel disorder and notice a flare-up of symptoms like stomach cramps, diarrhea or blood in your stool or loss of appetite and weight gain.
Common side effects can be:
- stomach pain, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting;
- constipation or
- The color changes of the constipation changes in the color of your bowel movements.
This isn’t a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other medications can have an effect on Accrufer?
The use of this product in conjunction with other oral medicines can alter the way that your body absorbs each medication. The dose of this medicine should be taken four hours prior to or four hours after having taken any other medication by mouth.
Other drugs can also impact Accrufer other medications, including prescription and over-the counter medicines as well as vitamins and herbal supplements. Discuss with your physician all other medications you take.