Maltofer Iron Syrup 50mg/5ml 150ml



Maltofer, gives you an iron boost with fewer and milder gastrointestinal side effects vs ferrous sulphates

Maltofer is an oral iron treatment available in tablet and syrup form, that is used for the treatment of iron deficiency in adolescents and adults where the use of iron supplements is not tolerated, or otherwise inappropriate.

Maltofer has been proven in clinical trials to be as effective as commonly used ferrous sulphates but also showed that patients taking Maltofer experienced significantly less nausea, constipation and vomiting.


Maltofer contains 100mg of elemental iron

You may have tried natural iron supplements to avoid the unwanted side effects you experienced with your iron treatment. The iron levels in these supplements are sometimes not sufficient to treat your iron deficiency. Maltofer contains 100mg of elemental iron, so you can be sure you are receiving a therapeutic dose of iron, whilst significantly reducing those unwanted side effects like nausea, constipation and vomiting.

Directions & Precautions

The dosage and duration of treatment depend upon the extent of iron deficiency. The daily dose can be divided into separate doses or can be taken at once. MALTOFER® should be taken during or immediately after a meal.

Doses below 100 mg iron cannot be achieved with MALTOFER® TABLETS. In cases where lower doses are required, MALTOFER® SYRUP should be used.

Treatment of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents (adolescents ≥ 12 years):

100 mg to 200 mg iron (1 to 2 tablets or 10-20 mL syrup) daily preferably with food, or higher doses as directed by a medical practitioner.

Prevention of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents (adolescents ≥ 12 years) at high risk:

100 mg iron (1 tablet or 10 mL syrup) daily preferably with food, or higher doses as directed by a medical practitioner.

Regular monitoring of haematological parameters and iron store levels are recommended to assess the patient’s response to treatment.

Method of administration

MALTOFER® TABLETS should be swallowed whole. Do not chew film-coated MALTOFER® TABLETS. Do not halve the tablet.

MALTOFER® SYRUP can be mixed with fruit and vegetable juices. The slight discolouration of the mixture does not affect either the taste of the juices or the efficacy of MALTOFER®


Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Pharmacy Medicine. Maltofer® is a registered trademark for Vifor Pharma used under licence by Aspen Pharmacare C/O Pharmacy Retailing (NZ) Ltd, Auckland. NZ-MAL-1900019. TAPS PP5085-DEC19. INSIGHT 9668