Marketed as Ferripox in United Kingdom
Ferriprox Drug Information
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Ferriprox is used by people with certain blood disorders (such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia) who have too much iron in the body, caused by repeated blood transfusions. Blood transfusions help people with blood disorders but they also bring extra iron into the body. It is important to get rid of the extra iron because high levels of iron can cause health problems (such as heart failure, liver disease, diabetes, delayed growth in children). Deferiprone is used if you have trouble taking other traditional iron-removal medications or you continue to have high iron levels after taking other iron-removal medications. Deferiprone belongs to a class of drugs known as iron chelators. It works by attaching to iron which helps your body pass the extra iron out in the urine.
Ferriprox may rarely cause a very serious low white blood cell count, which increases your risk of serious, possibly fatal infections. To lower your risk, your doctor will check your blood counts with a blood test before and regularly during treatment. Get medical help right away if you develop any signs of infection such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms.
How to Use Ferriprox
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking deferiprone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Ferriprox comes in different tablets that are made to be taken either twice a day or 3 times a day. Some tablets may not be substituted for each other, even if they are the same strength. Carefully follow your doctor's directions for how often and when you should take your dose. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking the tablets made to be taken twice a day, take them with food as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times a day in the morning and in the evening (about 12 hours apart). Taking Ferriprox with food may help lessen nausea. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. Doing so may change how well the medication works and increase the risk of side effects. If you are taking the tablets made to be taken 3 times a day, take them with or without food. Taking Ferriprox with food may help lessen nausea. Take your doses in the morning, at midday, and in the evening. If you are using the liquid form of Ferriprox, also read the Patient Instructions for Use. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring cup. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. After you swallow each dose, add about 2 to 3 teaspoonsful (10 to 15 milliliters) of water to the measuring cup. Gently swirl to mix, then drink all of the mixture to make sure you get your full dose. Wash the measuring cup as directed after each time you use it. Take Ferriprox 4 hours apart from products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness. Ask your pharmacist about the other products you take. Some examples include antacids, vitamins/minerals (such as those containing iron, aluminum, zinc), among others. The Dosage of Ferriprox is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment (including lab test results). To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start Ferriprox at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Your treatment may need to be adjusted or stopped if you develop serious side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Keep all medical/lab appointments. Take Ferriprox regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Before taking deferiprone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Ferriprox may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Ferriprox, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, low white blood cell count. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Ferriprox should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Your doctor may direct you to get a pregnancy test before starting Ferriprox. Women taking Ferriprox should use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 6 months after stopping treatment. Men using Ferriprox should use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 3 months after stopping treatment. If you or your partner become pregnant, tell your doctor right away. It is unknown if deferiprone passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Ferriprox and for 2 weeks after stopping treatment is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Ferriprox, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How To Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Ferriprox Side Effects
What are Ferriprox side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Ferriprox may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Ferriprox as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Ferriprox
The side effects of Ferriprox may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Ferriprox. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Ferriprox may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Ferriprox, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Ferriprox.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Ferriprox, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Ferriprox and the side effects associated with Ferriprox are described in the following:
Common Ferriprox Side Effects
- neutropenic disorder
- urine discoloration
- acute abdominal pain
Less Frequent Ferriprox Side Effects
- skin rash
- back pain
- increased appetite
- weight gain
- headache disorder
Rare or Very Rare Ferriprox Side Effects
- intracerebral hemorrhage
- rectal bleeding
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- retinal disorder
- seizure disorder
- gastrointestinal ulcer
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- acute respiratory distress syndrome
- atrial fibrillation
- heart failure
- metabolic acidosis
- multiple organ failure
- increased alanine transaminase
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- IgA vasculitis
- peripheral edema
- periorbital edema
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- zinc deficiency
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. For the tablets made to be taken 3 times a day, store tightly closed in the original bottle. For the liquid, store it only in the original container and carton to protect it from light. After the bottle is first opened, throw away any unused liquid after 35 days. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Ferriprox when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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