Deferoxamine binds to iron and removes it from the blood stream. Deferoxamine is used to treat iron overload caused by blood transfusions in adults and children at least 3 years old. Deferoxamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Desferal, generic name deferoxamine, belongs to a group of drugs known as Antidotes Chelating agents. Desferal binds to irons and removes it from the bloodstream. This medication is used for treating iron overload that may have been caused by blood transfusions in adults and children patients who are older than three years old. This medication may also be used for other purposes that have not been highlighted.