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FERRIPROX® (deferiprone) is indicated for the treatment of patients with transfusional iron overload due to thalassemia syndromes when current chelation therapy is inadequate.

Approval is based on a reduction in serum ferritin levels. There are no controlled trials demonstrating a direct treatment benefit, such as improvement in disease-related symptoms, functioning, or increased survival [see Clinical Studies (14)].

Limitation of Use:

  • Safety and effectiveness have not been established for the treatment of transfusional iron overload in patients with other chronic anemias.


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Other Information

Ferriprox (deferiprone) tablets contain 500 mg deferiprone (3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethylpyridin-4-one), a synthetic, orally active, iron-chelating agent. Deferiprone has the following structural formula:


Deferiprone is a white to pinkish-white crystalline powder. It is sparingly soluble in deionized water and has a melting point range of 272°C - 278°C.

Ferriprox tablets are white to off-white, capsule-shaped tablets, and imprinted with “APO” score “500” on one side and plain on the other. The tablets can be broken in half along the score. Each tablet contains 500 mg deferiprone and the following inactive ingredients: Tablet core - microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide; Coating - hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide.

Ferriprox Manufacturers

  • Apopharma Usa, Inc.
    Ferriprox (Deferiprone) Tablet, Film Coated [Apopharma Usa, Inc.]
  • Apo-pharma Usa, Inc.
    Ferriprox (Deferiprone) Solution [Apo-pharma Usa, Inc.]

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