What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering DEFERASIROX to Children or the Elderly?

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Elderly have increased risk for adverse effects. Renal-Contraindicated with CrCL<40mL/min. Reduce dose by 50% for CrCL=40-60 mL/min. Hepatic-Risk for worsened hepatic impairment and failure. Monitor LFTs closely. Gastrointestinal-GI bleed risk. Hematologic-Caution in high risk myelodysplastic syndromes due to increased incidence of toxicities.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Toxicity with impaired or immature renal function. No safety and efficacy established age < 2 years.
  • Severe Precaution: Interrupt for volume depleting illness (vomiting, diarrhea, decreased oral intake) and monitor renal and hepatic function. Monitor auditory and ophthalmic function. Monitor serum ferritin monthly to assess treatment response and minimize the risk of overchelation.
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