de·fer·ox·a·mine mes·y·late(de'fĕr-ok'să-mēn mes'i-lāt),
Chelate used to treat iron poisoning; also chelates aluminum.
Synonym(s): desferrioxamine mesylate
a chelating agent with specific affinity for ferric iron and low affinity for calcium.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of acute iron intoxication and chronic iron overload.
contraindications Renal disease or anuria prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are hypotension, tachycardia, dysuria, visual difficulties, and anaphylactoid reactions.
A drug with a very high affinity for iron. It is used parenterally to reduce the iron overload in patients with hemochromatosis, acute iron poisoning, or multiple blood transfusions.