Defrijet 500 Tablet

Introduction

Defrijet 500 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of chronic iron overload caused by frequent blood transfusion. It helps remove the excess iron from the body and reduce the risk of it causing organ damage.

Defrijet 500 Tablet should be taken in empty stomach. Take it regularly at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine.

Using of Defrijet 500 Tablet may cause common side effects such as nausea, headache, constipation, diarrhea and increased liver enzyme. If the side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

Uses of Defrijet Tablet

  • Iron overload

Side effects of Defrijet Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Defrijet

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Abdominal distension
  • Diarrhea

How to use Defrijet Tablet

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. Defrijet 500 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Defrijet Tablet works

Defrijet 500 Tablet traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Defrijet 500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Defrijet 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Defrijet 500 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Defrijet 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

UNSAFE
Defrijet 500 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Defrijet 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defrijet 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Defrijet 500 Tablet in these patients.

What if you forget to take Defrijet Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Defrijet 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.