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Deferoxamine

Information

Uses

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

How it works

Deferoxamine has a high affinity for ferric iron and forms chelates or stable water-soluble complexes with iron and other trivalent metal ions eg, aluminum. It removes free and bound iron from haemosiderin and ferritin, increasing the excretion of iron in urine and bile.

Common side effects

Flushing, 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 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)