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Desferal (deferoxamine mesylate) for injection

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – December 2011

 

Summary View

 

WARNINGS

  • Monitor patients for changes in renal function.

 

PRECAUTIONS

Hepatic Impairment
  • No studies have been performed in patients with hepatic impairment.

 

OVERDOSAGE

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome has been reported following treatment with excessively high intravenous doses of Desferal in patients with acute iron intoxication and in patients with thalassemia.