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Feraccru 30mg hard capsules
Feraccru 30 mg hard capsules iron
(as ferric maltol)
1. What Feraccru is and what it is used for.
2. What you need to know before you take Feraccru.
3. How to take Feraccru.
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Feraccru.
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
Feraccru contains iron (as ferric maltol). Feraccru is used in adults to treat low iron stores in your body. Low iron causes anaemia (too few red blood cells).
Before starting treatment, your doctor will use a blood test to make sure that your anaemia is not severe or caused by anything other than iron deficiency (low iron stores).
You should avoid taking Feraccru if you are experiencing a “flare” of your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
You should not take Feraccru if you are taking dimercaprol (a medicine used to remove toxic metals from the blood), chloramphenicol (used to treat bacterial infections), or methyldopa (used to treat high blood pressure).
Do not give this treatment to children or adolescents 17 years and under as it has not been studied in this age group. Too much iron is dangerous in children, infants and toddlers and can be life-threatening.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines.
You should leave at least 2 hours between taking Feraccru and taking:
You should not be given iron by injection or infusion (intravenously) while you are taking Feraccru.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Feraccru is unlikely to have any effect on the ability to drive and use machines.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Sunset Yellow FCF (E110) and Allura Red AC (E129) may cause allergic reactions.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per capsule, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one capsule (30 mg) taken twice a day, morning and evening.
Take this medicine on an empty stomach with half a glass of water (one hour before a meal, or at least 2 hours after a meal).
Swallow the capsules whole.
Taking too much Feraccru can make the person feel sick or be sick and cause bellyache and diarrhoea. Call your doctor or hospital straightaway if you or another person has taken too much Feraccru. Make sure that you take this leaflet and any remaining capsules with you to show to the doctor.
Skip the missed dose and take the next dose as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten capsule.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The most common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) of Feraccru are:
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) are:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via:
United Kingdom - Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP: The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this medicine for more than 45 days after first opening the bottle.
Store below 25°C.
The active substance is 30 mg of iron as ferric maltol.
The other ingredients are:
Feraccru is a red hard capsule printed “30” containing a reddish-brown powder. Feraccru is available in packs, each containing 14, 50, 56 or 100 (2 bottles of 50) capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2022
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