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Deferoxamine injection is used to remove excess iron from the body in anemia or thalassemia patients who have many blood transfusions. It is also used with other medicines to treat acute iron poisoning, especially in small children.
Deferoxamine combines with iron in the blood. The combination of iron and deferoxamine is then removed from the body by the kidneys. If you have too much iron in the body, it can damage various organs and tissues.
This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
Portions of this document last updated: Feb. 01, 2023