Deferoxamine

What is Deferoxamine?

Deferoxamine (also known as desferrioxamine B, desferoxamine B, DFO-B, DFOA, DFB or desferal) is a bacterial siderophore produced by the Actinobacteria Streptomyces pilosus. It has medical applications as a chelating agent used to remove excess iron from the body. The mesylate salt of DFO-B is commercially available.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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I have hemochromatosis and have been in treatment since Sept. 2012. Phlebotomy every 2 weeks, 5 treatments then blood work to test for iron level...

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