Safety and effectiveness of 100 mg/kg/day deferiprone in patients with thalassemia major: a two-year study.


Deferiprone at a dose of 75 mg/kg/day is not sufficiently effective to maintain iron stores at a level which has been considered safe in all patients with iron overload. Our main aim was to determine the safety of long-term therapy with high-dose (100 mg/kg/day) deferiprone. A secondary aim was to determine the efficacy of this high dose. Twelve thalassemia… (More)


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