Ferriprox Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some Ferriprox side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
 
  • Any sign of an infection, such as a sore throat or fever (Ferriprox can cause dangerously low white blood cell levels, increasing the risk for serious infections)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
Your healthcare provider should regularly monitor your white blood cell counts using a simple blood test. Liver enzymes (which can sometimes increase) and zinc levels (which can sometimes decrease) should also be monitored.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Ferriprox side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Ferriprox or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Ferriprox Medication Information

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