Deferiprone binds to iron and removes it from the blood stream. Deferiprone is used to treat iron overload caused by blood transfusions. Deferiprone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ferriprox is a drug used in the treatment of iron overload caused by blood transfusions. Ferriprox contains deferiprone, which is a medicine used to treat iron overload in patients who have thalassemia. Thalassemia causes iron accumulation in the body in patients who depend on blood transfusion. If the iron levels are not monitored, they can reach serious levels due to the accumulation. Ferriprox reduces the severe effects of iron overload by removing the excess iron from the body.