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Dr. Ruth Campbell
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Deferoxamine (Overview)

Deferoxamine is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is deferoxamine?

What is deferoxamine?

Iron chelator: Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions or has a genetic abnormality causing excess iron absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Ruth Campbell
128 doctors shared insights

Deferoxamine (Overview)

Deferoxamine is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is deferoxamine?

Iron chelator: Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions or has a genetic abnormality causing excess iron absorption. ...Read more

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Does deferoxamine lower your sodium?

Does deferoxamine lower your sodium?

Slightly: According to the website rxmed.Com, "although primarily effective in raising iron and aluminum excretion, Deferoxamine may also cause a slight increase in the excretion of sodium and calcium.". ...Read more

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Does deferoxamine cause frequent coughing?

Does deferoxamine cause frequent coughing?

NOT usually: Deferoxamine for injection is indicated for the treatment of acute iron intoxication and of chronic iron overload due to transfusion-dependent anemias. Common side effects are: diarrhea; dizziness; headache; mild stomach pain; nausea; stomach upset; vomiting. Also severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of tongue) cough not listed. ...Read more

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When can deferoxamine can be given to thalasemia patient?

When can deferoxamine can be given to thalasemia patient?

Transfusions: Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions. Thalassemia by itself is not a reason for this treatment. Only if the person needs regular transfusions and had iron load or to prevent iron overload, this medication would be useful. ...Read more

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Can sickle cell be treated with desferal and vitamin c?

Can sickle cell be treated with desferal and vitamin c?

No, but---: Desferal is a chelating agent that binds iron. Usually sickle patients accumulate too much iron from blood transfusions and desferal will help in this complication. Vitamin c only helps to mobilize iron and does not actually treat sickle cell patients. Hope this information helps. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Desferal (Definition)

Desferal is a topical steroid which is a ...Read more