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Drug information on Desirox (500mg) (Deferasirox) from Cipla Limited

Desirox (500mg)

  Disintegrating Tablet
Cipla Limited
Generic : Deferasirox
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Drug Name : Deferasirox

Deferasirox(Exjade) generic Desirox (500mg) is an iron-chelating agent, prescribed for transfusional hemosiderosis (excess iron due to blood transfusions). It works by attaching to iron in the body so that it can be excreted in feces.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Desirox (500mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Desirox (500mg)

   Most Common : Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin rash.

   Genitourinary : Presence of protein in urine.

  Miscellaneous: Fluid retention, dizziness, anxiety, fever, fatigue, throat pain, hearing loss, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

  Less Common: Liver failure.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended initial daily dose is 20-mg/kg body weight.

How to use Desirox (500mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach once a day.

When is Desirox (500mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney problem, abnormal decrease in platelet counts, bone marrow depression, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Desirox (500mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, blood or bone marrow depression, decrease in platelets, vision problem, hearing problem, infection, dehydration, kidney, liver, or stomach problem, elderly, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Monitor liver and kidney function, blood protein and iron levels, vision, hearing, and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

• It may lead to dehydration; drink plenty of fluid to avoid this problem.

Other Precautions for Desirox (500mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Desirox (500mg)

Store it at controlled room temperature (15–30°C). Protect from moisture.

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