When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with deferiprone include the following:
  • Deferiprone comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three times a day.
  • You may take this medication with or without food. If it seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Deferiprone

The dose of deferiprone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your weight
  • How you respond to the medication.
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Deferiprone Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Deferiprone may react with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Deferiprone).

What If I Take an Overdose of Deferiprone?

It is unknown what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medication. If you happen to take too much deferiprone, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Ferriprox Overdose for more information.)

Storage Information

Deferiprone should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Deferiprone Drug Information

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