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Generic: deferoxamine
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This may be necessary in patients who have received multiple blood transfusions and people who have ingested too much iron

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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
  • breathing problems
  • change in vision
  • diarrhea
  • fast heartbeat
  • feel dizzy, faint
  • fever
  • loss of hearing
  • muscle cramps
  • pain, swelling where injected
  • skin flushing, redness
  • stomach pain

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

  • red coloration of urine

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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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