Desirox 500 mg Deferasirox Tablet
Brand name: Desirox 500 mg tablets
Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd.
Packing: Pack of 30 tablets
DESIROX 500 MG TABLETS?
Desirox is a medicine composition of Deferasirox, which belongs to a class of drugs known as iron-chelating agents.
Desirox 500 Mg Tablet is an effective medication to bring under control high levels of iron in the blood. It is an iron cheater. Patients who suffer from iron overload chronically are administered this drug.
WHAT IS THE USE OF DESIROX 500 MG DEFERASIROX TABLETS?
Deferasirox binds to iron and removes it from the blood stream. Deferasirox is used to treat iron overload caused by blood transfusions in adults and children at least 2 years old.
Desirox 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of iron overload and transfusion dependent thalassemia.
Deferasirox Is Helps In Removing Overload Of Iron In The Blood. Deferasirox Is Used Mainly In Blood Cancer Patients Or Thalacemia Patients Or Chronic Anemic Patients Who Receive Regular Blood Transfusions.
PO- The recommended initial daily dose is 20-mg body weight. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach once a day.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS OF DEFERASIROX 500 MG DESIROX TABLETS?
Desirox 500 Mg Tablet is known to weaken the effects of hormonal birth control pills, therefore additional contraceptives must be used to prevent the chances of pregnancy. It is important to keep monitoring the vision and hearing during the period of the treatment. Another side effect of this medicine is that it may cause vomiting. It is important to stay hydrated.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Deferasirox: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Rash, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Itching, Increased liver enzymes, Abdominal distension, Diarrhea.
DESIROX TABLETS- DRUG PRECAUTIONS:
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Desirox 500 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Desirox 500 mg Tablet traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.
This medicine is not suitable for use by a breastfeeding mother as the drug may be excreted in the human milk causing fatal health complications in the infant. The drug should be used with caution in elderly patients with kidney or liver disorders.
DESIROX TABLETS- DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Always take deferasirox tablet on an empty stomach by dissolving into a glass of water.
Do not chew, crush, break or swallow the tablets as a whole.
Deferasirox may cause dizziness. It is advisable not to drive or operate any machinery until you feel normal again.
Avoid taking deferasirox if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
May Potentiate Oral Anticoagulant Action. May Elevate Serum Digoxin Concentration. Potentially Fatal: Increases Plasma Concentrations of Terfenadine or Astemizole. Increases The Risk Of Ventricular Arrhythmias In Patients With Preexisting Cardiac Diseases.