FERIPROKS table. 500 mg
Feriproks is indicated for the treatment of iron overload in patients with thalassemia major when deferoxamine therapy is contraindicated or inadequate
FERIPROKS table. 500 mg
What Feriproks and what it is used?
Feriproks is a drug that removes excess iron from the body. The active substance is deferiprone.
Feriproks is indicated for the treatment of iron overload in patients with thalassemia major when deferoxamine therapy is contraindicated or inadequate.
Before you take Feriproks
Do not take Feriproks:
If you are allergic to deferiprone or any of the other ingredients of Feriproks
If you have a history of repeated episodes of neutropenia
If you have a history of agranulocytosis
If you are currently taking medications that cause neutropenia or agranulocytosis,
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Take special care with Feriprok:
The most serious side effect that can occur when taking Feriproks is very low white blood cell count. This condition, known as severe neutropenia or agranulocytosis, has occurred in approximately 1 in 100 people who have taken Feriproks in clinical trials. Because white blood cells help fight infection, a low neutrophil count can put you at risk of developing serious and potentially life-threatening infection. To monitor for neutropenia, your doctor will ask you to have regular blood tests weekly during the treatment Feriproks. It is extremely important for you to keep this appointment.
Tell your doctor if signs of infection like fever, sore throat or flu-like symptoms.
If you are HIV positive or have impaired kidney or liver function, your doctor may recommend further testing.
Taking other medicines:
Do not take medicines known to cause neutropenia or agranulocytosis.
Do not take antacids containing aluminum, while taking Feriproks.
Please consult your doctor before taking vitamin C Feriproks.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. This medicine can seriously harm your baby. You must use effective contraception while taking Feriproks. If you become pregnant while taking Feriproks immediately stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor. Feriproks Do not use if you are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines:
No studies on the effects on ability to drive and use machines.
How to take Feriproks?
Feriproks amount that you take will depend on your weight. The usual dose is 25 mg / kg, 3 times a day for a total daily dose of 75 mg / kg / day. The total daily dose should not exceed 100 mg / kg / day. Take your first dose in the morning, at noon the second dose and the third dose in the evening. Feriproks can be taken with or without food. However, you may find it easier to remember if you take Feriproks when you eat.
Possible side effects:
The most serious adverse reaction Feriproks is a very low number of white blood cells. This condition, known as severe neutropenia or agranulocytosis, occurs in less than 2 100 people took Feriproks in clinical trials. Reducing the number of white blood cells may be associated with severe and potentially life-threatening infection. Tell your doctor about any symptoms of infection such as fever, sore throat or flu-like symptoms.
Very common - abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, reddish / brownish urine.
If nausea or vomiting adopting Feriproks with little food can help. The coloring of the urine is a very common reaction and is not dangerous.
Common - low white blood cell count, headache, diarrhea, fatigue, increased appetite, increased liver enzymes.
There are cases of pain and swelling ranged from mild pain in one or more joints to severe disability. In most cases, pain disappeared while patients continued to receive Feriproks.
After the introduction of Feriproks, neurological disorders have been reported in children who had been voluntarily prescribed more than double the maximum dose recommended dose of 100 mg / kg / day for several years. They recovered from these symptoms after discontinuation of Feriproks.
The active substance is deferiprone. Each tablet contains 500 mg deferiprone.
The other ingredients are:
Tablets: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide.
Coating: hypromellose, macrogol, titanium dioxide.