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DESIROX 500 MG TABLET

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Composition for DESIROX

Deferasirox(500 mg)

food interaction for DESIROX

alcohol interaction for DESIROX

pregnancy interaction for DESIROX

lactation interaction for DESIROX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Desirox 500 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Desirox 500 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Desirox 500 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DESIROX

Deferasirox(500 mg)

Uses

Desirox 500 mg tablet is used in the treatment of iron overload and transfusion dependent thalassemia.

How it works

Desirox 500 mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs called iron chelators. Desirox 500 mg tablet works by binding to excess iron in the blood and removing it from the body through stool.

Common side effects

Nausea, Protein in urine, Rash, Abdominal bloating, Abnormal kidney function test, Abnormal liver function tests, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Itching, Stomach pain, Vomiting

Common Dosage for DESIROX 500 MG TABLET

Patients taking DESIROX 500 MG TABLET

  • 80%
    Once A Day
  • 15%
    Thrice A Day
  • 5%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice for DESIROX

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for DESIROX

Deferasirox

Q.What is deferasirox used for?
Deferasirox is used for removing excess iron from the body due to repeated blood transfusions in patients with beta thalassemia major (a blood disorder)

Q.How does deferasirox work?
Deferasirox works by binding to excess iron in the blood and removing it from the body through stool.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)