Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Deferiprone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not stop Deferiprone unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
You may take Deferiprone with or without food. If you experience nausea or vomiting, you may take it with food.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, an infection of the liver called hepatitis or HIV infection (commonly known as AIDS).
For as long as you are taking Deferiprone, you will need to have regular blood tests to monitor your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have blood tests.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Deferiprone together with other similar medicines that remove excess iron from your body such as desferrioxamine.
Alert your doctor if you have low white blood cell counts or any blood disorders. Alert your doctor if you are taking any medicine which lowers your white blood cell counts.
Do not take Deferiprone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid taking too much drinks or foods that contain vitamin C, as it can interfere with your treatment with Deferiprone.
Why do I need this medicine?
Deferiprone is used to remove excess iron in your body. Iron may build up in your body after repeated blood transfusions.
Too much iron in your body can damage your vital organs, such as the heart and the liver.
What side effects could I experience?
Common side effects of Deferiprone include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, joint pain and an increased appetite.
Deferiprone will cause your urine to turn a reddish brown in colour.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience fever, sore throat or flu-like symptoms.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or any antacids which contain aluminium salts.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.