Deferasirox binds to iron and removes it from the blood stream.
Deferasirox is used to treat iron overload caused by blood transfusions in adults and children at least 2 years old.
Deferasirox is also used to treat chronic iron overload syndrome caused by a genetic blood disorder in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
earache or pain in the ear
change in hearing
change in vision
pain or discomfort in the eye
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
decrease in urine amount
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
hives or welts
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
lower back or side pain
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness, soreness or itching of the skin
sores, welting, or blisters
stomach pain, continuing
unusual bleeding or bruising
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes or skin
(oral tablet, dispersible, oral tablet)