Deferoxamine is a drug that binds to some metals and carries them out of the body. It is used to treat acute Reference iron intoxication, chronic iron overload, and aluminum accumulation in people with kidney failure.
Common brand names:Desferal
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
Replenish Depleted Nutrients
Reduce Side Effects
Potential Negative Interaction
People treated with deferoxamine for dangerously high levels of iron should not take iron supplements, because iron exacerbates their condition, further increasing the need for the deferoxamine. They should read all labels carefully for iron content. All people treated with deferoxamine should consult their prescribing doctor before using any iron-containing products.
Last Review: 11-07-2012
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