Desirox 500 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Desirox Tablet
Desirox 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of iron overload and transfusion dependent thalassemia.
Desirox Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Abdominal distension
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Desirox Tablet
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. Desirox 500 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Desirox Tablet works
Desirox 500 mg Tablet traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.
Desirox Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
Desirox 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Desirox 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Desirox 500 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Desirox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desirox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Desirox 500 mg Tablet in these patients.
What if you miss a dose of Desirox Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Desirox 500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Desirox used for?
Desirox 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 Desirox work?
Desirox works by binding to excess iron in the blood and removing it from the body through stool.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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