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Finally, an oral iron treatment that is both effective and tolerable

What Do I Need to Know About Iron and Iron Deficiency?

  • Iron is an important mineral that your body needs. Iron helps your body make hemoglobin, a protein in your blood that carries oxygen from your lungs throughout your body
  • Iron deficiency (ID) is a condition of too little iron in the body. It happens when the body either does not absorb enough iron or it loses iron through blood loss
  • If ID continues and your body needs more iron than you are getting, you may develop iron deficiency anemia (IDA)
  • You can have ID with or without anemia
Image of the United States showing 10 million people have Iron deficiency (ID) and 5 million have iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

What Are Some of the Causes of ID and IDA?

What are some of the causes of ID and IDA? Blood loss from surgery, injury, or blood donation image
Blood loss from surgery, injury, frequent blood donation
What are some of the causes of ID and IDA? Women's health conditions image
Women's health conditions, such as heavy menstrual periods, pregnancy
What are some of the causes of ID and IDA? Inflammatory bowel disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, cancer virus image
Diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, cancer
What are some of the causes of ID and IDA? Poor nutrition or inability to absorb iron from food intestine image
Poor nutrition or inability to absorb iron from food
How can I tell if I need iron-replacement treatment? An image of a woman reviewing her symptoms

How Can I Tell if I Need Iron-Replacement Treatment?

  • The most common symptom of ID or IDA is feeling tired. You might also have headaches, feel dizzy, or have pale skin
  • If ID or IDA becomes worse, you may have chest pain, a fast heartbeat, or trouble breathing during exercise
  • Your doctor may ask you to have a blood test called a complete blood count. If you have ID or IDA, there are more tests that can help your doctor find out the cause
  • If you need more iron, iron-replacement therapy will help you feel better, help increase the level of oxygen in your blood, and help prevent serious complications

How Are ID or IDA Treated?

There are both FDA-approved prescription drugs and over-the-counter iron supplements (which may or may not require a prescription) for treating ID and IDA. It is important to understand the difference between the two.

How is ID or IDA Treated? A table shows the differences between prescription medication compared to over-the-counter options

* The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a government agency that protects public health by making sure drugs are safe and effective.

Not all prescription medicines are FDA-approved. Please see your doctor with questions.

Traditional oral iron medications can be hard on your stomach and cause side effects.

Because of this, many people stop taking them before they can work.

An image of a woman clenching her stomach as older oral iron medications can be hard on your stomach and cause side effects

Finally, an Oral Iron Treatment That Is Both Effective and Tolerable

ACCRUFeR is a unique oral prescription medicine for adults that treats low iron stores in your body.

ACCRUFeR is different because it protects iron within the maltol sugar derivative complex, preventing it from breaking down in the stomach.

  • Studies have shown that ACCRUFeR is an effective low-dose treatment for ID and IDA
    • In a clinical study, one-third of people taking ACCRUFeR had normal hemoglobin levels in 4 weeks
    • By week 12, more than 70% of people had normal hemoglobin levels
  • ACCRUFeR is effective for both short-term and long-term treatment1
  • The most common side effects were gas, diarrhea, constipation, and/or discolored stools. Less than 5% of patients in the primary studies stopped taking ACCRUFeR because of side effects2

Do not take ACCRUFeR if you are allergic to ferric maltol or any of the ingredients in ACCRUFeR, have any illness that causes you to store too much iron in your body or if you have a problem with how your body uses iron, are receiving repeated blood transfusions; are experiencing an active IBD flare.

Taking ACCRUFeR with certain other medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, may affect how each medicine works, causing serious side effects.

References

1. Schmidt C, Ahmad T, Tulassay Z, et al. Ferric maltol therapy for iron deficiency anaemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: long-term extension data from a Phase 3 study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016:44:259-270. 2. ACCRUFeR® full prescribing information. Shield Therapeutics, 2022.

ACCRUFeR product image. Accrufer is a convenient capsule you can take at home for iron replacement

ACCRUFeR Is Easy to Take

ACCRUFeR is a convenient capsule you can take at home for iron replacement.

Take one 30-mg capsule of ACCRUFeR twice a day on an empty stomach.

Take ACCRUFeR exactly as your doctor tells you

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