Without a Prescription
Deferasirox helps to prevent and treat too much iron in the blood caused by blood transfusions.
Deferasirox binds to iron in the blood.
Deferasirox is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to deferasirox, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have hearing problems;
- If you have kidney disease;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- If you have vision problems;
Do not take Deferasirox with any of the following drugs:
- Vitamin c;
- Other iron binders like deferoxamine;
- Iron supplements or vitamins that have iron;
- Antacids that have aluminum;
Avoid taking antacids containing aluminum at the same time as Deferasirox.
Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Visit your doctor for regular check ups.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
You will need important blood work, vision tests, and hearing tests done while you are taking this medicine.
Deferasirox side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- Stomach pain;
- Right upper belly pain;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Loss of appetite, nausea;
- General ill feeling or flu-like symptoms;
- Fever or chills, sore throat;
- Dark urine;
- Changes in vision;
- Changes in hearing;
- Black or bloody stools or blood in vomit;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;