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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ferasirrox 250. Please consult your doctor.
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Ferasirrox 250 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the dev... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferasirrox 250 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the ba... View More
Ferasirrox 250 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Ferasirrox 250 is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Ferasirrox 250 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ferasirrox 250 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. ... View More
Ferasirrox 250 is a medicine used in the treatment of chronic iron overload caused by frequent blood transfusion. It helps remove the excess iron from t... View More
Uses of Ferasirrox 250
- Iron overload
- Transfusion dependent thalassemia
Side effects of Ferasirrox 250
- Abdominal pain
- Increased liver enzymes
- Abdominal distension
How to use Ferasirrox 250
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. Ferasirrox 250 is to be ta... View More
How Ferasirrox 250 works
Ferasirrox 250 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 Ferasirrox 250?
If you miss a dose of Ferasirrox 250, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to... 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