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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR EXJADECOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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 1  iron overload Terrible reaction with whelps/hives all over body. F 51 5 days
1500mg 1X D
3/3/2011
  

EXJADE  (DEFERASIROX):  This medication is used to treat ongoing high levels of iron in the body caused by multiple blood transfusions. It is also used to treat high levels of iron in people with a certain blood disorder who do not require blood transfusions (non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia). It works by binding to iron, allowing the body to pass extra iron out in the stool. Deferasirox belongs to a class of drugs known as iron-chelating agents. Frequent blood transfusions are often needed in certain types of blood diseases (such as sickle cell disease, anemia). Blood transfusions have very helpful benefits, but they can cause the body to hold on to too much iron. The extra iron can build up in the body and cause problems such as heart failure, liver disease, and diabetes. Getting rid of extra iron can decrease the risk of these diseases.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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