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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Asunra 100. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asunra 100 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asunra 100 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Asunra 100 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Asunra 100 is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Asunra 100 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Asunra 100 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited ... View More
Asunra 100 is a medicine used in the treatment of chronic iron overload caused by frequent blood transfusion. It helps remove the excess iron from the b... View More
Uses of Asunra 100
- Iron overload
- Transfusion dependent thalassemia
Side effects of Asunra 100
- Abdominal pain
- Increased liver enzymes
- Abdominal distension
How to use Asunra 100
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Asunra 100 is to be taken ... View More
How Asunra 100 works
Asunra 100 traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.
What if you forget to take Asunra 100?
If you miss a dose of Asunra 100, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
- Always take deferasirox tablet on an empty stomach by dissolving into a glass of water.
- Do not chew, crush, break or swallow the tablets as a whole.
- Deferasirox may cause dizziness. It is advisable not to drive or operate any machinery until you feel normal again.
- Avoid taking deferasirox if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
Chronic iron overload.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach at least 30 min before meals preferably at the same time daily. Disperse tab completely by... View More
Transfusional Hemosiderosis Indicated for treatment of chronic iron overload caused by blood transfusion 20 mg/kg PO qDay; may increase by 5-10 mg inc... View More
Transfusional Hemosiderosis Indicated for treatment of chronic iron overload caused by blood transfusion <2 years: Safety and efficacy not established... View More
Renal Impairment Baseline renal impairment CrCl 40-60 mL/min: Reduce starting dose by 50% Serum Cr >2 xULN or CrCl <40 mL/min: Do not use
Mode of Action
Deferasirox is an orally active chelator that is selective for iron (as Fe3+ ion). It is a tridentate ligand that binds iron with high affinity in a 2:1... View More
Monitor renal function and CBC before starting treatment and regularly during treatment; may need to reduce dose or stop treatment if serum creatinine l... View More
>10% Serum creatinine increase (dose related; 7-38%),Abdominal pain (21-28%),Nausea (11-23%),Vomiting (10-21%),Diarrhea (12-20%),Proteinuria (19%),Pyre... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no studies with use in pregnant women to inform drug-associated risks; administration of deferasirox to rats during pregnancy resul... View More
Not to be used with aluminium-containing antacids as it may chelate aluminium.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More