Injectafer

INJECTAFER®
(ferric carboxymaltose) Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Ferric carboxymaltose, an iron replacement product, is an iron carbohydrate complex with the chemical name of polynuclear iron (III) hydroxide 4(R)-(poly-(1→4)-O-α-Dglucopyranosyl)- oxy-2(R),3(S),5(R),6-tetrahydroxy-hexanoate. It has a relative molecular weight of approximately 150,000 Da corresponding to the following empirical formula:

[FeOx(OH)y(H2O)z]n [{(C6H10O5)m (C6H12O7)}l]k,

where n ≈ 103, m ≈ 8, l≈ 11, and k ≈ 4

(l represents the mean branching degree of the ligand).

The chemical structure is presented below:

INJECTAFER® (ferric carboxymaltose) Structural Formula Illustration

Injectafer (ferric carboxymaltose injection) is a dark brown, sterile, aqueous, isotonic colloidal solution for intravenous injection. Each mL contains 50 mg iron as ferric carboxymaltose in water for injection. Injectafer is available in 15 mL single-use vials. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may have been added to adjust the pH to 5.0- 7.0.

Vial closure is not made with natural rubber latex

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/7/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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