Feraccru – Iron Maltol Uses, Dose, And Side Effects


Feraccru 30 mg Hard Capsules of iron (as iron maltol)

What Feraccru Is And What Feraccru Used For?

Feraccru contains iron (in the form of iron maltol). Feraccru is used in adults to treat low iron stores in the body. Low iron levels cause anemia (lack of red blood cells ).

What You Need To Know Before You Take Feraccru?

Do Not Take Feraccru:

  • If you are allergic to iron maltol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
  • If you have a disease that causes you to have too much iron in your body or a disorder in how your body uses iron
  • If you have had multiple blood transfusions you

Warnings And Cautions:

  • Before starting treatment, your doctor will check with blood tests that you do not have severe anemia ( anemia ) and that the anemia is not caused by anything other than iron deficiency (low iron stores).
  • Avoid taking Feraccru if you have an ongoing relapse of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Do not take Feraccru if you are taking dimercaprol (a medicine used to cleanse the blood of toxic metals), chloramphenicol (used to treat bacterial infections ), or methyldopa (used to treat high blood pressure ).

Children And Young People:

Do not give this medicine to children and adolescents 17 years of age or younger. The drug has not been studied in this age group. Too much iron is dangerous for children, infants, and toddlers and can be life-threatening.

Other Medicines And Feraccru:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines. It should take at least two hours between taking Feraccru and taking:

  • Nutritional supplements or medicines containing magnesium or calcium.
  • Certain antibiotics include ciprofloxacin, tetracycline, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, and ofloxacin.
  • Bisphosphonates (for the treatment of skeletal diseases).
  • Penicillamine (used to bind metals).
  • Certain medicines for Parkinson’s disease (entacapone, levodopa ) and thyroid problems (levothyroxine).
  • Mycophenolate (used with other medicines to prevent rejection after transplantation).

It would be best if you were not injected or infused (into a vein) with iron while treated with Feraccru.

Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving And Using Machines

Feraccru is not expected to affect the ability to drive or use machines.

Feraccru Capsules Contain Lactose, Para-orange FCF (E110) And Allura Red AC (E129).

  • Lactose: If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Para-orange FCF (E 110) and Allura red AC (E 129): Para-orange FCF (E110) and Allura red AC (E129): May cause allergic reactions.

How To Take Feraccru?

  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • The recommended dose is one capsule (30 mg) twice daily, morning and evening.
  • Take this medicine on an empty stomach with half a glass of water (one hour before a meal or at least two hours after).
  • Swallow the capsules whole.

If You Take More Feraccru Than You Should

If you take too much Feraccru, you may experience the following:

Contact your doctor or hospital immediately if you or anyone else has taken too much Feraccru. Bring this leaflet and the remaining capsules and show them to your doctor.

If You Forget To Take Feraccru

Skip the missed dose and take the next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you have any further questions about the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible Feraccru Side Effects

This medicine can cause side effects like all medicines, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects of Feraccru (which may affect up to 1 in 10 people) are:

  • Stomach ache
  • Gas formation
  • Constipation
  • Feelings of discomfort in the stomach or bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Discolored stools
  • Nausea

Uncommon side effects (which may affect up to 1 in 100 people) are

  • Thirst
  • Stiff joints
  • Pain in fingers/toes
  • headache,
  • Acne
  • Reddened skin
  • Vomiting
  • Bloated stomach
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea is due to an increased bacteria in the small intestine
  • Blood tests can show an increased amount of protein ( alkaline phosphatase, gamma-glutamyltransdered) that breaks down chemicals in the blood and an increased amount of a hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland (thyroid-stimulating hormone )

5. How To Store Feraccru?

  • Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton after EXP.
  • The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
  • Do not use this medicine for more than 45 days after opening the jar.
  • Do not store above 25 ° C.

6. Contents Of The Packaging And Other Information

Content Declaration

The active substance is 30 mg of iron in the form of iron maltol.

Other ingredients are:

  • Lactose monohydrate (see section 2)
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Colloidal anhydrous silica
  • Crospovidone (type A)
  • Gelatine
  • Brilliant blue FCF (E133)
  • All-red AC (E129) (see section 2)
  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Para-orange FCF (E110) (see section 2).

What The Medicine Looks Like And The Contents Of The Pack

  • Feraccru is a red, hard capsule containing a reddish-brown powder.
  • Feraccru is packaged in jars, each containing 56 capsules.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Norgine BV

Antonio Vivaldi Street 150

1083 HP Amsterdam



Piramal Healthcare UK Limited

Whalton Road



NE61 3YA, UK

Patheon France

40 champaret boulevard

38300 Bourgoin-Jallieu


Contact the representative of the marketing authorization holder to find out more about this medicine:

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