KELFER 500 MG CAPSULE

Category:

Generic :  Deferiprone (500mg)

Treatment : Iron overload

Pack size  : 50 (Capsule)

Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$9.63

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Kelfer 500 Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of chronic iron overload caused due to frequent blood transfusion. It helps removes excess iron and reduces the risk of it causing organ damage.

Kelfer 500 Capsule may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine. Take it as long as the doctor has prescribed it. Do not stop taking the medicine unless the full course is completed.

 

BENEFITS OF KELFER CAPSULE

In Treatment of Iron overload

Iron overload, as the name suggests, means excess of iron in the human body. Too much iron can cause organ damage, which can lead to conditions such as cancer, irregular heartbeat and cirrhosis of the liver. Symptoms are related to conditions that arise from iron overload such as high blood sugar levels (diabetes), darkening of the skin, abnormal heart rhythm or arthritis. By using Kelfer 500 Capsule, this excess of iron can be decreased to safe levels by removing it from the body through stools. This helps to reduce the risk of organ damage and prevents further complications. Take Kelfer 500 Capsule as prescribed by the doctor to get the maximum benefit.
 

HOW TO USE KELFER CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Kelfer 500 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
 

HOW KELFER CAPSULE WORKS

Kelfer 500 Capsule traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools. This reduces the risk of organ damage.
 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Kelfer 500 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kelfer 500 Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kelfer 500 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Kelfer 500 Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kelfer 500 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised in these patients while taking this medicine.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kelfer 500 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised in patients with liver disease while taking this medicine.
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • TOCILIZUMAB
  • EVEROLIMUS
  • SUCRALFATE

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE KELFER CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of Kelfer 500 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Kelfer

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urine discoloration

FAQ's

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Q. What is Kelfer 500 Capsule used for?

Kelfer 500 Capsule is used to reduce iron overload caused due to frequent blood transfusions in patients suffering from thalassemia (inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder) when other drugs like deferoxamine are inadequate or contraindicated

Q. How does Kelfer 500 Capsule work?

Kelfer 500 Capsule is a chelating agent. It binds to excess iron in body, promoting its removal from the body and preventing iron toxicity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 50

pack form  – capsule

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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