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NameFerric Carboxymaltose
Accession NumberDB08917
TypeSmall Molecule

Ferric Carboxymaltose is an iron replacement product and chemically, an iron carbohydrate complex. FDA approved on July 25, 2013.

Iron CarboxymaltoseNot AvailableNot Available
Iron Dextri-MaltoseNot AvailableNot Available
VIT 45Not AvailableNot Available
Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Injectaferinjection, solution50 mg/mLintravenousAmerican Regent, Inc.2013-08-12Not AvailableUs
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CAS number9007-72-1
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IndicationFerric carboxymaltose is a iron replacement product indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients who have intolerance to oral iron or have had unsatisfactory response to oral iron or those who have non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.
PharmacodynamicsWhen measured using positron emission tomography (PET), the red cell uptake of 59-Fe and 52-Fe from INJECTAFER ranged from 61% to 99%. In patients with iron deficiency, the red cell uptake ranged from 91% to 99%. In patients with renal anemia, the red cell uptake ranged from 61% to 84%.
Mechanism of actionFerric carboxymaltose is a colloidal iron (III) hydroxide in complex with carboxymaltose, a carbohydrate polymer that release iron.
AbsorptionWhen a single dose of 100 to 1000 mg of iron was given to iron deficient patients, the maximum serum concentration (Cmax) was 37 μg/mL to 333 μg/mL. These levels were obtained 15 minutes to 1.21 hours post dose (Tmax).
Volume of distribution

3 L

Protein bindingNot Available
Route of eliminationRenal elimination of iron was negligible.
Half life7 to 12 hours.
ClearanceNot Available
ToxicityThe most common adverse reactions (>2%) are nausea, hypertension, flushing, hypophosphatemia, and dizziness.
Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals
PathwaysNot Available
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Predicted ADMET features
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Human Intestinal Absorption Not Available Not Available
Blood Brain Barrier Not Available Not Available
Caco-2 permeable Not Available Not Available
P-glycoprotein substrate Not Available Not Available
P-glycoprotein inhibitor I Not Available Not Available
P-glycoprotein inhibitor II Not Available Not Available
Renal organic cation transporter Not Available Not Available
CYP450 2C9 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 2D6 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 3A4 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 1A2 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 2C9 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 2D6 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 2C19 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 3A4 substrate Not Available Not Available
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuity Not Available Not Available
Ames test Not Available Not Available
Carcinogenicity Not Available Not Available
Biodegradation Not Available Not Available
Rat acute toxicity Not Available Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I) Not Available Not Available
hERG inhibition (predictor II) Not Available Not Available
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Dosage forms
Injection, solutionintravenous50 mg/mL
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Experimental PropertiesNot Available
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General Reference
  1. FDA label
External Links
KEGG DrugD08920
ATC CodesNot Available
AHFS Codes
  • 20:04.04
PDB EntriesNot Available
FDA labelshow(269 KB)
MSDSNot Available
Drug InteractionsNot Available
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Drug created on July 31, 2013 23:33 / Updated on August 01, 2013 00:35