Deferiprone(Ferriprox) generic Kelfer (500mg) 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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Medical Condition(s) for which Kelfer (500mg) may be prescribed
Adult: Oral- 25 mg/kg 3 times/day, up to 100 mg/kg/day.
How to use Kelfer (500mg)?
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
When is Kelfer (500mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with abnormal decrease in white blood cells.
Warnings and Precautions for Kelfer (500mg)
â€¢ 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 (500mg)
Stop the medication if neutrophil count decreases.
Storage Conditions for Kelfer (500mg)
Oral: Store it at room temperature (30Â°C).
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