Desferal 500mg Injection

Desferal 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Desferal 500mg Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of chronic iron overload caused due to frequent blood transfusion. It helps in removing the excess iron from the body and reduces the risk of it causing organ damage.

Desferal 500mg Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine.

Using of Desferal 500mg Injection may cause few side effects such as flushing (a sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), rash, decreased blood pressure and abdominal pain. If the side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

Uses of Desferal Injection

  • Iron overload

Side effects of Desferal Injection

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 Desferal

  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Rash
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Desferal Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Desferal Injection works

Desferal 500mg Injection 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 Desferal 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Desferal 500mg Injection 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
Desferal 500mg Injection 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
Desferal 500mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
If you experience dizziness or other central nervous disturbances, or impairment of vision with the use of Desferal 500mg Injection then you should refrain from driving a vehicle.

Kidney

CAUTION
Desferal 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desferal 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Desferal 500mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Desferal 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Desferal Injection?

If you miss a dose of Desferal 500mg Injection, 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.