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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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What can substitute desferal?

Depends: It would depend on the clinical indication for the use of the drug. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://www. Drugs. Com/pro/desferal. Html ...Read more

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Where can I purchase a desferal infusion pump?

Where can I purchase a desferal infusion pump?

Desferal: Don't use this medication without doctors orders. Your doctor should be able to guide you in this. ...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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Is this free?

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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