Deferiprone

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Scientific Name: Deferiprone
Brand Name: Ferriprox
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Deferiprone is an iron chelator that binds to ferric ions (iron III) and forms a 3: 1 (deferiprone: iron) stable complex and is then eliminated in the urine. Deferiprone is more selective for iron in which other metals such as zinc, copper, and aluminum have a lower affinity for deferiprone.
Description of the Drug: Deferiprone is an iron chelator used to treat patients with transfusional iron overload caused by thalassemia syndromes.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB08826