Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site. By using this site, you agree to comply with this Website Terms of Use Agreement. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions you must not use the site.

Who we are and how to contact us

This website is operated by Shield Therapeutics plc (“we” “our” “us”) from our offices in Austin, Texas, in the United States of America. Our US headquarters are located at 9020 Capital of Texas Hwy. Suite II-130, Austin, TX 78759.

Other terms that may apply to you

These Terms of Use should be read in addition to the terms set out in the following policies, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

Changes to these terms

We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

Changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

Suspension or withdrawal from our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our site is directed to people residing in the United States of America. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations, and you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Use of material on our site

We are the owner of all intellectual property rights on our site, and in the material published on it, unless stated otherwise. Those works are protected by intellectual property and copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license from us to do so.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on our site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • We do, however, exclude all liability for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, in particular, we will not be liable for any (i) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue, business interruption, (ii) loss of anticipated savings, (iii) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation, or (iv) any indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of our site or the information, content or materials included on our site. While we try to ensure that content provided by our site is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by us for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the site.


We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may not link to our home page without first obtaining prior written consent from us. Following such consent any such link must be presented in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page following written consent from us referred to above. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with this Terms of Use.


We respect the privacy of our site visitors. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for an explanation of your rights and responsibilities with respect to the information that is disclosed on our site.


We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of our site for any reason at any time without notice. If your breach causes harm to others, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, or expense. If any dispute arises regarding these Terms of Use or your use of our site, it shall be resolved through good faith negotiations between us. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, all such controversies, claims, or disputes shall be governed in accordance with the provision below.

Governing law and jurisdiction

Please note that these Terms of Use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims), are governed by US law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Delaware and the United States.

Changes to our terms of use

Any changes we make to our Terms of Use in the future will be posted on this page on the site. We encourage you to check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Terms of Use.

What is ACCRUFeR?

ACCRUFeR is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat low iron stores in your body. It is not known if ACCRUFeR is safe and effective for use in children.


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.

Before you take ACCRUFeR, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if ACCRUFeR will harm your unborn baby; talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if ACCRUFeR passes into your breast milk); talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take ACCRUFeR.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Taking ACCRUFeR and certain other medicines may interact, which could potentially cause serious side effects. Some medicines may need to be taken at least 4 hours before or 4 hours after you have taken ACCRUFeR. Ask your healthcare provider for a list of these medicines if you are not sure if you take one of these medicines

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • Dimercaprol
  • Other oral iron tablets or health supplements containing iron

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if you take one of these medicines. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What are the possible side effects of ACCRUFeR?

ACCRUFeR may cause serious side effects including:

  • Increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare. You should avoid taking ACCRUFeR if you have IBD and are experiencing a flare
  • Too much iron stored in your body (iron overload). Your healthcare provider should check the iron level in your blood before you start treatment with ACCRUFeR
  • Risk of overdose in children due to accidental swallowing. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of death from poisoning in children under 6. Keep ACCRUFeR in a safe place and out of the reach of children

The most common side effects of ACCRUFeR include gas, diarrhea, constipation, discolored stools, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and stomach area discomfort or bloating. These are not all the possible side effects of ACCRUFeR. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch at or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see ACCRUFeR full Prescribing Information.