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Iron polysaccharide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 26, 2022.

Iron polysaccharide is also known as: Ezfe, Ferrex-150, Ferus Pic-150, Hematex, Hytinic, Iferex 150, Myferon 150, Niferex, Niferex Elixir, NovaFerrum 50, NovaFerrum Pediatric, Nu-Iron, Nu-Iron 150, Poly Iron, Polysaccharide Iron, ProFe

Iron polysaccharide Pregnancy Warnings

Use is considered acceptable.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

-The need for iron increases during pregnancy due to expansion of plasma volume and red cell mass during pregnancy, as well as fetal needs.
-Iron deficiency during pregnancy increases mortality risk and premature birth or low birth weight risk.

Animal studies are not available. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU Exempt: Medications exempted from pregnancy classification are not absolutely safe for use in pregnancy in all circumstances. Some exempted medicines, for example the complementary medicine, St John's Wort, may interact with other medicines and induce unexpected adverse effects in the mother and/or fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

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Iron polysaccharide Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

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References for pregnancy information

  1. National Institute of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements "Iron. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals." (2019):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. NovaFerrum 50 (iron polysaccharide)." Gensavis Pharmaceuticals (2019):

Further information

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