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Drug Information

What is Ferric Carboxymaltose used for?

Ferric Carboxymaltose injection is used for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia.

Ferric Carboxymaltose may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Ferric Carboxymaltose work?

Ferric Carboxymaltose belongs to the class of drugs called anti-anaemic drugs. It acts by increasing the production of red blood cells and improve oxygen supply to tissues and organs of the body. Thus, it helps in treating anaemia.

How to administer Ferric Carboxymaltose?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Administer Ferric Carboxymaltose injection as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Ferric Carboxymaltose Injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Ferric Carboxymaltose, please consult the doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Ferric Carboxymaltose?

Drugs that interact with Ferric Carboxymaltose include the following:

  • Benazepril
  • Captopril
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Diltiazem
  • Dimercaprol
  • Enalapril
  • Verapamil

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Ferric Carboxymaltose?

The following are the most common side effects of Ferric Carboxymaltose:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Loss of taste
  • Sweating

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Discolouration at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Severe abdominal pain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving Ferric Carboxymaltose?

  • Avoid Ferric Carboxymaltose during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid receiving the medicine if you are allergic to Ferric Carboxymaltose or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Ferric Carboxymaltose causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not stop receiving the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to receive Ferric Carboxymaltose if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving  Ferric Carboxymaltose?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver disease and high blood pressure.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you get pregnant while receiving Ferric Carboxymaltose.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any scheduled surgeries.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ferric Carboxymaltose

  1. Is it common to experience chills after the administration of Ferric Carboxymaltose? 
  2. No. Chills are a side effect of Ferric Carboxymaltose. Consult the doctor immediately if you experience chills.

  3. Can I use Ferric Carboxymaltose for treating any type of anaemia?
  4. No. It is not recommended to use Ferric Carboxymaltose for treating all types of anaemia. Consult the doctor for an appropriate medication.

  5. How should Ferric Carboxymaltose be stored?
  6. Ferric Carboxymaltose should be stored below 30°C and do not freeze the medicine. Store it away from light.


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