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Generic: deferasirox
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It helps to prevent and treat too much iron in the blood caused by blood transfusions
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

  • antacids that have aluminum
  • cholestyramine
  • iron supplements or vitamins that have iron
  • other iron binders like deferoxamine
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • rifampin
  • ritonavir
  • vitamin C

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need important blood work, vision tests, and hearing tests done while you are taking this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Avoid taking antacids containing aluminum at the same time as this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or bloody stools or blood in vomit
  • changes in hearing
  • changes in vision
  • dark urine
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • right upper belly pain
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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