Which medications in the drug class Antidote-iron toxicity are used in the treatment of Hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Antidote-iron toxicity

Antidotes for iron toxicity are used in patients with hemochromatosis that is associated with significant anemia or severe end-organ involvement.

Deferoxamine mesylate (Desferal)

Deferoxamine is the agent of choice used in people with C282Y homozygosity unable to undergo phlebotomy.


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