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KELFER 250 MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 226.76 for 1 packet(s) (50 capsule each)
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Composition for KELFER

Deferiprone(250 mg)

food interaction for KELFER

alcohol interaction for KELFER

pregnancy interaction for KELFER

lactation interaction for KELFER

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Kelfer 250 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kelfer 250 mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for KELFER

Deferiprone(250 mg)

Uses

Kelfer 250 mg capsule is used in the treatment of iron overload and transfusion dependent thalassemia.

How it works

Kelfer 250 mg capsule is a chelating agent. It binds to excess iron in body, promoting its removal from the body and preventing iron toxicity.

Common side effects

Nausea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Dark colored urine, Vomiting

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Expert advice for KELFER

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you see symptoms of fever, sore throat, or flu as deferiprone can cause neutropenia (a decrease in white blood cells) or agranulocytosis (abnormal decrease in white blood cell count).
  • Take precautions as deferiprone can lower the ability of your body to fight infections. Your blood will need to be tested weekly while you are taking this medication.
  • Deferiprone may result in urine that is reddish-brown in color. This side effect is normal and usually not harmful.
  • Take medical advice if you also have upper stomach pain, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes).
  • Tell your doctor if you suffer from dizziness, palpitations, light-headedness, syncope, or seizures after taking deferiprone.

Frequently asked questions for KELFER

Deferiprone

Q.What is deferiprone used for?
Deferiprone is used to reduce iron overload caused due to frequent blood transfusions in patients suffering from thalassemia (inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder) when other drugs like deferoxamine are inadequate or contraindicated

Q.How does deferiprone work?
Deferiprone is a chelating agent. It binds to excess iron in body, promoting its removal from the body and preventing iron toxicity.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)