Desirox 500mg Tablet is an effective medication to bring under control high levels of iron in the blood. It is an iron chelator. Patients who suffer from iron overload chronically are administered this drug. The mechanism of its action is to bind the excess iron in the blood and eventually remove it and bring down the iron level.
This drug can be taken orally, with water preferably and in an empty stomach. It is best to be cautious and not miss any dose. You must inform your doctor if you are already taking any other prescription drugs or herbal dietary supplements. You must abstain from smoking, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine during the course of the treatment. Desirox 500mg 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.
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.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.
- iron overload
- transfusion dependent thalassemia
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