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Deferoxamine

Information

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Rash, Decreased blood pressure, Abdominal pain

Available Medicine

  • ₹241 to ₹403
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹176
    Novartis India Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Content on this page was last updated on 17 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)