Desirox 250 Mg Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Deferasirox (250 mg)

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Information

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Iron Poisoning are some of its major therapeutic uses. Desirox 250 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Headache, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain. Some other side effects of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet have been listed ahead. These side effects of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. Warnings related to Desirox 250 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Desirox 250 Mg Tablet contraindications section.

Additionally, Desirox 250 Mg Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Desirox 250 Mg Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Thalassemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Thalassemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Thalassemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Thalassemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Above 10 years old can take


Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Desirox 250 Mg Tablet is used -

Moderate

  • Increased Liver Enzymes

Mild

Common

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Desirox may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Desirox again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Desirox may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Desirox, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Desirox.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Desirox on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


    Desirox is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Desirox may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet with Other Drugs

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Desirox 250 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Desirox 250 Mg Tablet

  • Is this Desirox 250 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Desirox 250 Mg Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Desirox 250 Mg Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Desirox 250 Mg Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Desirox 250 Mg Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Desirox 250 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Desirox 250 Mg Tablet


    Some foods when eaten with Desirox 250 Mg Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Desirox 250 Mg Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Desirox 250 Mg Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Deferasirox



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