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In the US, Deferiprone (deferiprone systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antidotes, chelating agents and is used to treat Hemosiderosis, Iron Overload, Superficial Siderosis and Thalassemia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Iron chelator

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Deferipronum (Latin)
  • Deferipron (German)
  • Défériprone (French)
  • Deferiprona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Deferiprone (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Défériprone (OS: DCF)
  • Chelfer (IS)
  • L1 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Ferriprox
    ApoPharma, United States; Apotex, Czech Republic; Apotex, Greece; Apotex, Hong Kong; Apotex, Israel; Apotex, Lithuania; Apotex, Norway; Apotex, Oman; Apotex, Philippines; Apotex, Poland; Apotex, Portugal; Apotex, Romania; Apotex, Singapore; Apotex, Thailand; Apotex, Tunisia; Apotex Europe, Austria; Apotex Europe, Cyprus; Apotex Europe-NL, Italy; Aspen, New Zealand; Chiesi, Turkey; Nordic, Switzerland; Orphan, Australia; Pharma Logistics, Belgium; Purissimus, Argentina; Quamed/Apotex, Indonesia; SOBI, Sweden; Swedish Orphan, Germany; Swedish Orphan, Denmark; Swedish Orphan, Spain; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Finland; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, France; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, United Kingdom; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd., Ireland
  • Gpo-L-One
    GPO, Thailand
  • Kelfer
    Cipla, Thailand; Cipla, Taiwan


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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