Deferoxamine is used to treat conditions where there is too much iron or aluminium in the blood.
Deferoxamine is given as an infusion under the skin or into a vein, or an injection into a muscle.
Keep your appointment for your deferoxamine injection. If you are unable to attend contact the clinic staff as soon as possible.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with deferoxamine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
Changes in vision
Hearing loss, ringing in the ears
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Joint, muscle or bone aches and pains
Irritation or pain at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. March 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed