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Accrufer Side Effects

Generic name: ferric maltol

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 4, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about ferric maltol. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Accrufer.

Applies to ferric maltol: oral capsule.

Serious side effects of Accrufer

Along with its needed effects, ferric maltol (the active ingredient contained in Accrufer) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking ferric maltol:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Confusion
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • muscle tremors
  • nausea
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Other side effects of Accrufer

Some side effects of ferric maltol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Bloated
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • nausea
  • passing gas
  • pressure in the stomach
  • stomach pain, discomfort, or soreness
  • swelling of the stomach area
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ferric maltol: oral capsule.

General

The most common adverse events were gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation, abdominal discomfort/distension, diarrhea), mostly of mild to moderate severity.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation, abdominal discomfort/distension, diarrhea, nausea, faeces discolored, vomiting

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Acne, erythema[Ref]

Hepatic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood alkaline phosphatase increased[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thirst[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Joint stiffness, pain in extremity[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache[Ref]

Endocrine

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Accrufer (ferric maltol)." Shield Therapeutics (2021):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.