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Ferric Carboxymaltose

In the US, Ferric Carboxymaltose (ferric carboxymaltose systemic) is a member of the drug class iron products and is used to treat Iron Deficiency Anemia.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent, treatment of iron deficiency

Chemical Names


Iron(3+) hydroxide oxide poly-(1->4)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->4)-D-gluconate hydrate (USAN)

Poly[D-glucopyranosyl(1->4)]-D-gluconic acid complex of hydrated iron(III) oxide (WHO)

Polynuclear iron (III)-hydroxide 4(R)-(poly-(1->4)-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl)-oxy-2(R),3(S),5(R), 6-tetrahydroxyhexanoate (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Ferricum carboxymaltosum (Latin)
  • Eisencarboxymaltose (German)
  • Carboxymaltose ferrique (French)
  • Carboxymaltosa férrica (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ferric Carboxymaltose (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Eisen(III)-oxid carboxymaltose Komplex (IS)
  • Eisencarboxymaltose (IS)
  • Eisencarboxymaltose-Komplex (IS)
  • Iron carboxymaltose (IS)
  • Iron-Dextri-Maltose (IS)
  • VIT-45 (IS: Vifor)

Brand Names

  • Ferinject
    Aspen, Australia; Nycomed, Argentina; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Russian Federation; Vifor, Austria; Vifor, Bulgaria; Vifor, Costa Rica; Vifor, Cyprus; Vifor, Czech Republic; Vifor, Germany; Vifor, Denmark; Vifor, Dominican Republic; Vifor, Estonia; Vifor, Spain; Vifor, Finland; Vifor, France; Vifor, Greece; Vifor, Guatemala; Vifor, Honduras; Vifor, Hungary; Vifor, Ireland; Vifor, Israel; Vifor, Iceland; Vifor, Lithuania; Vifor, Malta; Vifor, Netherlands; Vifor, Panama; Vifor, Poland; Vifor, Portugal; Vifor, Romania; Vifor, Slovakia; Vifor, El Salvador; Vifor Pharma Asia Pacific, Singapore; Vifor Pharma UK, United Kingdom; Vifor-F, Italy
  • Ferrum Hausmann
    Vifor, Germany
  • Injectafer
    American Regent, United States; Vifor, Belgium
  • Renegy
    Takeda México, Mexico
  • Vitalix
    Roemmers, Argentina


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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