deferoxamine

Overview

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Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Drug Interactions

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Dosage

Deferoxamine's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

15 mg/kg/hr15 (15)As recommended.Cont. IV-infFor acute Iron poisoning Max. 80 mg/kg in 24 hrs
0.5 to 1 g0.75 (0.75)As recommended.IMFor Chronic Iron over Load.This dose is given as initial dose and maintainence dose is determined by response.
5 mg/kg/hr5 (5)As recommended.IV-infFor aluminium over load.
500 mg500 (500)As recommended.SC inf or IV infFor Chronic Iron over Load.Usual effective dose is 20-60 mg/kg.Subcutaneous infusions are given 3-7 times a week (usually over 8-12 hours ) depending on the degree of iron load
10 %10 (10)As recommended.topicalAs eye drops for the treatment of Ocular siderosis and corneal rust stains

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

28.571 mg/kg29 (28.571)24 hourlyIntra MuscularInitial
71.428 mg/kg71 (71.428)As recommended.OralMaintenance, As Required

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

28.571 mg/kg29 (28.571)24 hourlyIntra MuscularInitial
71.428 mg/kg71 (71.428)As recommended.OralMaintenance, As Required

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Deferoxamine

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Manufacturers of deferoxamine in Pakistan

Nextar Novartis

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