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Brand Names: US

  • Desferal

Therapeutic Category

  • Antidote, Aluminum Toxicity
  • Antidote, Iron Toxicity
  • Chelating Agent, Parenteral

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Deferoxamine may be confused with cefuroxime, deferasirox, deferiprone

Desferal may be confused with desflurane, Desyrel, Dexferrum

International issues:

Desferal [US, Canada, and multiple international markets] may be confused with Deseril brand name for methysergide [Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands]; Disophrol brand name for dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine [Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey]

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