Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate

Name: Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate?

  • If you have an allergy to ferric pyrophosphate citrate or any part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take ferric pyrophosphate citrate with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate) best taken?

Use ferric pyrophosphate citrate as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is used during dialysis.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.


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Brand Names U.S.

  • Triferic


Iron in the form of ferric pyrophosphate citrate and added to hemodialysate solution is administered to patients by transfer across the dialyzer membrane. Iron delivered into the circulation binds to transferrin for transport to erythroid precursor cells to be incorporated into hemoglobin.


Vd: 0.765 to 0.859 L

Half-Life Elimination

~1.48 hours


Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Protect ampules from light. Use hemodialysate within 24 hours of preparation.

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Patient may experience painful extremities, headache, or muscle spasms. Have patient report immediately to prescriber dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, swelling of arms or legs, or painful urination (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for health care professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience, and judgment in diagnosing, treating, and advising patients.