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Deferiprone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Iron chelators Ferriprox Adult, Children

Deferiprone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Deferiprone be used?

Deferiprone should be taken orally as prescribed by your doctor. Take with or without food. However, if you experience stomach upset, you can take with food.

Allow at least a 4-hour interval with medications or supplements containing iron, aluminium, and zinc.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is close to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual time. Do not take two doses at once or take extra doses.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Deferiprone - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Singapore General Hospital

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

     

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