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Deferiprone

Also known as: 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethylpyridin-4-one

Description

Deferiprone is a bidentate ligand which binds iron in a 3:1 molar ratio. Deferiprone monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of iron overload in patients with thalassaemia major when current chelation therapy is contraindicated or inadequate.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
V03AC02
Deferiprone
V Various → V03 All other therapeutic products → V03A All other therapeutic products → V03AC Iron chelating agents

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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
FERRIPROX Film-coated tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC