Information about Deferasirox

Deferasirox Uses

Deferasirox is used in the treatment of iron overload and transfusion dependent thalassemia.

How Deferasirox works

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

Common side effects of Deferasirox

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Rash, Indigestion, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Itching, Increased liver enzymes, Abdominal distension, Diarrhea
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Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:52 AM (UTC)
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Expert advice for Deferasirox

  • 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 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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