Maltofer Iron Tablets
100 mg elemental iron per tablet
Maltofer Iron Tablets are used for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency in both adolescents and adults where the use of ferrous iron supplements is not tolerated, or can’t be used. Maltofer Tablets are clinically proven to correct low iron levels. Maltofer has less constipation and less gastrointestinal side effects compared to ferrous sulfate iron.
Maltofer Iron Tablets contain 100 mg of iron as 370 mg iron polymaltose. Maltofer Tablets provide a therapeutic dose of iron and should be used when ferrous iron supplements are not tolerated, or are otherwise inappropriate.
Maltofer Iron Tablets contain 100 mg of elemental iron as 370 mg iron polymaltose. Tablets should not be divided into lower doses than 100 mg iron. If lower doses are required, Maltofer Iron Syrup should be used.
Always take Maltofer Iron Tablets exactly as your medical practitioner or pharmacist has instructed. You should check with your medical practitioner or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For treatment of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents (12 years and older), take 1-2 tablets (100-200 mg iron) daily, preferably with food.
For prevention of iron deficiency in high-risk adults and adolescents (12 years and older), take 1 tablet (100 mg iron) daily, preferably with food.
Higher doses may be taken as directed by your medical practitioner.
Maltofer Tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. Take Maltofer Tablets during or immediately after a meal.
Active ingredient: 100 mg iron as 370 mg iron polymaltose
Other ingredients: crospovidone, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, cellulose – microcrystalline and titanium dioxide.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Are Maltofer Tablets used for iron deficiency treatment or prevention?
Both treatment and prevention. Maltofer Tablets are used in adults/adolescents to treat low iron or prevent iron deficiency in adults/adolescents determined by a medical practitioner to be at high risk.
Who should NOT take Maltofer Tablets?
You must not take Maltofer Iron Tablets if:
- You are allergic to iron polymaltose or any other ingredient in Maltofer Iron Tablets. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
– Skin — rash, itching, or hives
– Breathing — shortness of breath, wheezing, or difficulty breathing
– Swelling — on the face, lips, tongue, or any other parts of the body
- You have anaemia not caused by iron deficiency
- You have iron overload (too much iron), or disturbances in iron utilisation
- You are under the age of 12 years
If you are not sure if you should be taking Maltofer Iron Tablets, talk to your medical practitioner.
Do I need to tell my doctor anything before I start taking Maltofer Tablets?
Yes, before you start taking Maltofer Tablets, you will need to inform your doctor if:
- You have or have had an infection or tumour
- You are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- You have or have had any other health problems
- You are taking any other medicines
Can I take Maltofer Tablets with food?
Maltofer Tablets can be taken with food, either during or immediately after a meal. Your daily dose can be taken at once or divided into smaller doses.
What do I do if I forget to take my daily dose
Just take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the forgotten dose. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your medical practitioner or pharmacist.
What do I do if I have taken too much?
If you take too much (overdose), immediately telephone your medical practitioner, or:
- In Australia – Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26)
- In New Zealand – The National Poisons Centre (telephone 0800 POISON or 0800 764 766),
- Go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Maltofer. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
If you are not sure what to do, contact your medical practitioner or pharmacist.