Kelfer is a chelating agent, prescribed for thalassaemia. It works by attaching to iron in the body so that it can be excreted in feces.
Generic : Deferiprone
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Drug information on Kelfer (Deferiprone) from Cipla Limited
Drug Name : Deferiprone
Deferiprone(Ferriprox) generic Kelfer 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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Trade Names for Deferiprone
Adult: Oral- 25 mg/kg 3 times/day, up to 100 mg/kg/day.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea and joint pain.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Contraindicated in patients with abnormal decrease in white blood cells.
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.
Stop the medication if neutrophil count decreases.
Oral: Store it at room temperature (30°C).