What Is Deferiprone Used For?

Can Children or Teens Use It?

Deferiprone is not approved for use in individuals younger than 18 years old, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.
 

What About Off-Label Deferiprone Uses?

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend deferiprone for something other than the officially approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. Using deferiprone to treat an iron overload due to any other cause would be an off-label use. Also, the drug is currently being studied for the treatment of various kidney problems, which are also off-label uses at this time.

Deferiprone Drug Information

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