Instruct patient to take ferric maltol as directed. Advise patient to read Patient Information before starting therapy and with each Rx refill in case of changes.
Advise patient that ferric maltol may cause dark stools; this is normal for medications containing iron.
Inform patient that ferric maltol may cause diarrhea, constipation, gas, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating. Notify health care professional if GI symptoms become severe or persistent.
Advise patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to consult with health care professional before taking other medications. Medications may need to be taken separately from ferric maltol.
Advise patient to store ferric maltol out of reach of children; if accidentally ingested by a child seek immediate medical attention.
Advise female patient to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breast feeding.