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Deferoxamine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Desferal, desferrioxamine

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Chelating agent

Deferoxamine (dee-fer-OX-a-meen) is used to remove excess iron from the body. This may be necessary in certain patients with anemia who must receive many blood transfusions. It is also used to treat acute iron poisoning, especially in small children.

Deferoxamine combines with iron in the bloodstream. The combination of iron and deferoxamine is then removed from the body by the kidneys. By removing the excess iron, the medicine lessens damage to various organs and tissues of the body. This medicine may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Deferoxamine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Desferal

In Canada -

  • Desferal

Another commonly used name is desferrioxamine .


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Deferoxamine: Before Using

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