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What happens if I miss a dose (Desferal)?
Since deferoxamine is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using deferoxamine.
What happens if I overdose (Desferal)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include slow or fast heart rate, stomach discomfort, headache, problems with speech or vision, pale skin, feeling drowsy or agitated, urinating less than usual, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using deferoxamine (Desferal)?
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect deferoxamine (Desferal)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro) or a vitamin C supplement.
There may be other drugs that can interact with deferoxamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about deferoxamine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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