What is the role of deferasirox (Exjade) for the treatment of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Deferasirox (Exjade) is the oral iron chelator that should be taken once daily as an adjunct to phlebotomies or instead of phlebotomy in patients in whom these procedures are poorly tolerated. Deferasirox is very efficacious in liver iron removal. During treatment with deferasirox, kidney function should be controlled. [88]


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