Antidote in iron (and other heavy metals) poisoning
Acute iron overdose: IV infusion 15mg/kg/hr [until iron serum level is less than 60 micromol/L. Chronic iron overload: Usually maintenance dose in thalassaemia: SC infusion, 1-3g daily over 12-16 hrs 4-6 times weekly
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It forms water soluble complexes with metals. These complexes are easily renally excreted.
Hypersensitivity to desferrioxamine
Anaphylactoid reaction; rashes; local irritation; hypotension; renal disorders; ocular toxicity; ototoxicity; bone marrow depression and growth retardation.