Kelfer 250mg Capsule

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Composition for Kelfer 250mg Capsule

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226.76
₹4.54/Capsule
50 capsules in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Kelfer Capsule

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Uses of Kelfer Capsule

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

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Kelfer Capsule

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Kelfer 250mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Kelfer Capsule works

Kelfer 250mg capsule traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.

In Depth Information on Kelfer Capsule

Expert advice for Kelfer Capsule

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Kelfer 250mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Kelfer 250mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Kelfer 250mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Kelfer 250mg Capsule alters the abil
ity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Kelfer 250mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised in these patients while taking this medicine.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Kelfer 250mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised in patients with liver disease while taking this medicine.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Deferiprone, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Kelfer 250mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Deferiprone

Kelfer 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
Kelfer 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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Substitutes for Kelfer

No substitutes found for this medicine
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