Deferiprone is an oral iron chelating agent used to treat transfusion related, chronic iron overload. Deferiprone has been linked to a low rate of transient serum aminotransferase elevations during therapy and to rare instances of clinically apparent liver injury.
Product Name: Deferiprone
Chemical Names: Deferiprone; 30652-11-0; 3-Hydroxy-1,2-dimethyl-4(1H)-pyridone; Ferriprox; 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethylpyridin-4(1H)-one; Ferriprox (TN); Deferiprone (INN)
Molecular Formula: C7H9NO2
Molecular Weight: 139.154 g/mol
IUPAC Name: 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethylpyridin-4-one
CAS Number: 30652-11-0
Taste: Very bitter taste
Melting Point: 272 - 278°C
Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Spectral Properties: UV max (phophate buffer saline, pH 7.3): 460 nm (epsilon 3600)
Drug Indication: It is used to treat iron overload in thalassaemia major.
Drug Classes: Hematological Agents
Therapeutic Uses: Iron Chelating Agents