- Dosage Forms:
- Routes of Administration:
- Common Trade Names:
- 1000mg IV; start at 5mg/kg/hr, increase up to 15mg/kg/hr as tolerated for up to 24hrs
- Subsequent doses are 500mg increments guided by clinical status of patient / urine color
- Recommended amount during first 24hr is 360mg/kg not to exceed 6g.
- Systemic toxicity and iron level > 350 mcg/dL
- Metabolic acidosis
- Progressive symptoms
- Serum iron level >500 mcg/dL
- Allergy to class/drug
- Renal failure patients not on hemodialysis
- Hypotension (pre-existing hypotension is NOT a contraindication to therapy)
- Yersinia enterocolitica sepsis
- Can see "vin rose" colored urine from chelated iron extretion
- Mechanism of Action:
- Chelates iron and creates a water-soluble compound ferrioxamine that is renally excreted and can be dialyzed.
- Mazzoleni G. et al. Yersinia enterocolitica infection with ileal perforation associated with iron overload and deferoxamine therapy. Dig Dis Sci 1991; 36:1154-1160.
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