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. Deferasirox may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Deferasirox is used to get rid of excess iron in the body for individuals who have undergone a number of blood transfusions. Deferasirox is categorized under a class of drugs known as iron chelators. Deferasirox is a prescription drug that is only given under the direction of a doctor or physician.