Ferric carboxymaltose


Ferric carboxymaltose
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Small Molecule

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

  • Ferric carboxymaltose
  • Iron carboxymaltose
  • Iron dextri-maltose
External IDs
VIT 45
Active Moieties
Ferric cationionic91O4LML61120074-52-6VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
InjectaferInjection, solution50 mg/1mLIntravenousAMERICAN REGENT, INC.2013-08-12Not applicableUs
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Ferric 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.

Associated Conditions

When 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 action

Ferric carboxymaltose is a colloidal iron (III) hydroxide in complex with carboxymaltose, a carbohydrate polymer that release iron.

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When 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 binding
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Route of elimination

Renal elimination of iron was negligible.

Half life

7 to 12 hours.

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The most common adverse reactions (>2%) are nausea, hypertension, flushing, hypophosphatemia, and dizziness.

Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals
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Drug Interactions
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3-Aza-2,3-Dihydrogeranyl DiphosphateFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of 3-Aza-2,3-Dihydrogeranyl Diphosphate resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
Calcium PhosphateFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Calcium Phosphate resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
Calcium phosphate dihydrateFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Calcium phosphate dihydrate resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
CarbidopaFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Carbidopa resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
CinoxacinFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Cinoxacin resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
CiprofloxacinFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Ciprofloxacin resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
DeferiproneThe serum concentration of Deferiprone can be decreased when it is combined with Ferric carboxymaltose.
DelafloxacinFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Delafloxacin resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
DifloxacinFerric carboxymaltose can cause a decrease in the absorption of Difloxacin resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
DimercaprolDimercaprol may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Ferric carboxymaltose.
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
1CompletedOtherIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
1CompletedTreatmentChronic Heart Failure (CHF)1
1WithdrawnTreatmentFunctional Iron Deficiency / ICU Anemia1
2Active Not RecruitingSupportive CareMetastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCRC)1
2CompletedSupportive CareGastrointestinal Stromal Tumor With Neurogenic Differentiation / Malignant Neoplasms of Mesothelial and Soft Tissue1
2CompletedTreatmentFibromyalgia / Iron Deficiency1
2CompletedTreatmentHeart Failure, Systolic / Iron Deficiency1
2CompletedTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)3
2CompletedTreatmentRestless Legs Syndrome (RLS)2
2RecruitingTreatmentAnemias / Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas1
2RecruitingTreatmentChronic Fatigue / Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)1
2RecruitingTreatmentChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)1
2RecruitingTreatmentHeart Failure / Iron-Deficiency1
2RecruitingTreatmentRestless Legs Syndrome (RLS)1
2TerminatedTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias / Thrombocytosis1
2, 3TerminatedTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias / Postpartum Depression / Puerperal Disorders1
3Active Not RecruitingTreatmentCancer and Chemotherapy Related Anemia1
3Active Not RecruitingTreatmentIron Deficiency / Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus1
3Active Not RecruitingTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias1
3Active Not RecruitingTreatmentRestless Legs Syndrome (RLS)1
3CompletedTreatmentAnemias / Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) / Iron Deficiency / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
3CompletedTreatmentAnemias / Crohn's Disease (CD) / Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) / Iron Deficiency / Iron-Deficiency Anemias / Ulcerative Colitis1
3CompletedTreatmentChronic Heart Failure (CHF) / Iron Deficiency1
3CompletedTreatmentChronic Kidney Disease (CKD) / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
3CompletedTreatmentHER2 Positive Breast Cancers / Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast / Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma / Malignant Neoplasm of Female Breast / Mucinous Breast Cancer Stage II / Tubular Breast Cancer Stage II / Tubular Breast Cancer Stage III1
3CompletedTreatmentHip Fracture1
3CompletedTreatmentIDA - Iron Deficiency Anemia / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)2
3CompletedTreatmentIron Deficiency1
3CompletedTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)3
3CompletedTreatmentImpaired kidney function / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
3CompletedTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias1
3CompletedTreatmentPostpartum Anemia1
3Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) / Pregnancy Related1
3RecruitingTreatmentAcute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) / Atrial Fibrillation (AF) / Cardiovascular Heart Disease / Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) / Iron-Deficiency Anemias1
3RecruitingTreatmentFerropenic Anemia / Heart Failure With Normal Ejection Fraction1
3RecruitingTreatmentHeart Failure / Iron-Deficiency1
3RecruitingTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)3
3RecruitingTreatmentIron-Deficiency / Postpartum Anemia Nos1
3RecruitingTreatmentIron-Deficiency / Transplant-Related Disorder1
3SuspendedTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
3TerminatedTreatmentAnemias / Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) / Iron Deficiency / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
3TerminatedTreatmentAnemias / Heart Failure / Iron Deficiency1
4Active Not RecruitingTreatmentAnemia of Chronic Kidney Disease1
4Active Not RecruitingTreatmentEndothelial Dysfunction / Iron Toxicity / Oxidative Stress / Renal Anemia1
4Active Not RecruitingTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
4Active Not RecruitingTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) Secondary to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Gastric Bypass1
4Active Not RecruitingTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias1
4CompletedTreatmentAnemias / Heart Failure / Iron Deficiency1
4CompletedTreatmentAnemias / Iron Deficiency2
4CompletedTreatmentAnemias / Neoplasms, Colorectal2
4CompletedTreatmentChronic Heart Failure (CHF) / Iron Deficiency1
4CompletedTreatmentHeart Failure / Iron-Deficiency1
4CompletedTreatmentIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) / Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)1
4CompletedTreatmentKnee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA) / Postoperative Anaemia1
4CompletedTreatmentOsteoarthritis (OA)1
4Not Yet RecruitingBasic ScienceFatigue / Iron-Deficiency1
4Not Yet RecruitingPreventionAnemias / General Surgery / Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) / Malignant Neoplasm of Stomach / Surgery--Complications1
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentAnemias1
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentBlood Loss Anemia1
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentCardiac Failure / Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) / Heart Failure, Systolic1
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentKnee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA) / Postoperative Anaemia / Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)2
4Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentOsteoarthritis, Hip1
4RecruitingOtherGlucose Metabolism Disorders (Including Diabetes Mellitus) / Iron Toxicity / Iron-Deficiency / Metabolic Disorder, Glucose / Metabolic Side Effects of Drugs / Safety Issues1
4RecruitingPreventionAortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / Aortic Valve Stenosis / Coronary Artery Disease / Diseases of Mitral Valve / Postoperative Complications1
4RecruitingPreventionIron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)1
4RecruitingTreatmentAnemias / Major Abdominal Surgery / Pre-operative1
4RecruitingTreatmentAnemias / Peripheral Obliterative Arteriopathy1
4RecruitingTreatmentChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)1
4RecruitingTreatmentCystic Fibrosis (CF) / Iron-Deficiency1
4RecruitingTreatmentHeart Failure1
4RecruitingTreatmentHeart Failure / Iron Deficiency1
4RecruitingTreatmentInflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)1
4TerminatedTreatmentHeart Failure1
4TerminatedTreatmentIron-Deficiency Anemias1
4Unknown StatusTreatmentPostoperative Anaemia1
4WithdrawnTreatmentHeart Failure1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceAltitude Hypoxia / Iron-Deficiency / Pulmonary vascular resistance abnormality / Ventricular Function1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceIron Deficiency1
Not AvailableCompletedBasic ScienceIron Deficiency / Lung Hypoxia / Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)1
Not AvailableCompletedOtherAllogenic Transfusion / Hip Arthroplasty / Knee Replacement Surgery / Perioperative Anaemia1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentAnemias / Malignancies1
Not AvailableNot Yet RecruitingTreatmentPerioperative Anemia / Surgery, Cardiac / Transfusions1
Not AvailableNot Yet RecruitingTreatmentPrognathic Surgery1
Not AvailableRecruitingTreatmentCraniosynostosis1


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Injection, solutionIntravenous50 mg/1mL
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Drug created on July 31, 2013 23:33 / Updated on March 01, 2020 20:27

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