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Kelfer (250mg) (Deferiprone) Drug Price and Information

Deferiprone (Kelfer (250mg)) is a chelating agent, prescribed for thalassaemia. It works by attaching to iron in the body so that it can be excreted in feces.
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Kelfer - Cipla Limited

Kelfer (250mg)  Capsule

Generic : Deferiprone
Price Updated on Jul 10, 2023
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Drug information on Kelfer (250mg) from Cipla Limited


When is Kelfer (250mg) prescribed?

It is prescribed for -

What should be the dose and frequency?

Adult: Oral- 25 mg/kg 3 times/day, up to 100 mg/kg/day.

What are the common side effects of Kelfer (250mg)

Abdominal pain, diarrhea and joint pain.

How to use Kelfer (250mg)?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.


In which conditions should Kelfer (250mg) be avoided?

Contraindicated in patients with abnormal decrease in white blood cells.


What are the Precautions needed with Kelfer (250mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney impairment, decrease in blood counts, during pregnancy and lactation.

Monitor blood counts regularly.

Are there any additional Precautions?

Stop the medication if neutrophil count decreases.

At What Temperature Should it be Stored?

Oral: Store it at room temperature (30°C).

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