Class/mechanism: Iron chelating agent; selective for the ferric form of iron: iron(III), Fe3+.
Route: PO (powder); the PO tablet form of this medication is Deferasirox (Jadenu)
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Diseases for which it is used
- Iron overload, secondary hemochromatosis
Patient drug information
- Brief patient counseling information can be found on Deferasirox (Exjade) package insert pages 21-22
- Deferasirox (Exjade) patient drug information (UpToDate)