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Drug information on Kelfer (500 mg) (Deferiprone) from Cipla Limited

Kelfer (500 mg)

Cipla Limited
Generic : Deferiprone
10 Capsules

Drug Name : Deferiprone

Deferiprone(Ferriprox) generic Kelfer (500 mg) 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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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Kelfer (500 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Kelfer (500 mg)

Abdominal pain, diarrhea and joint pain.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Kelfer (500 mg)?

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

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

Contraindicated in patients with abnormal decrease in white blood cells.

Warnings and Precautions for Kelfer (500 mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Kelfer (500 mg)

Stop the medication if neutrophil count decreases.

Storage Conditions for Kelfer (500 mg)

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

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