ASUNRA 400mg Tablet 6's


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Deferasirox 400mg
By Novartis India Ltd
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Drug Information for ASUNRA 400mg Tablet 6's

What is ASUNRA 400MG?

  • ASUNRA 400MG contains Deferasirox. It is an iron chelator which is a medicine used to remove the excess iron from the body (also called iron overload)
  • It traps and removes excess iron which is then excreted mainly in the stools
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What ASUNRA 400MG is used for?

  • ASUNRA 400MG is used to treat chronic iron overload caused by frequent blood transfusions in patients with beta thalassaemia major aged 6 years and older
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking ASUNRA 400MG, if you:

  • have a kidney or liver problem
  • have a cardiac problem due to iron overload
  • notice a marked decrease in your urine output (sign of kidney problem)
  • have a low level of platelets or white blood cells in your blood test
  • have blurred vision
  • have diarrhoea or vomiting
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • ASUNRA 400MG is not recommended during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment with ASUNRA 400MG
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  • ASUNRA 400MG can be used in children and adolescents receiving regular blood transfusions aged 2 years and over and in children and adolescents not receiving regular blood transfusions aged 10 years and over
  • ASUNRA 400MG is not recommended for children aged under 2 years
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  • If you feel dizzy after taking ASUNRA 400MG, do not drive or operate any tools or machines until you are feeling normal again
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Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

This includes in particular:

  • other iron chelators, which must not be taken with ASUNRA 400MG
  • antacids (medicines used to treat heartburn) containing aluminium
  • ciclosporin (used to prevent the body rejecting a transplanted organ or for other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or atopic dermatitis)
  • simvastatin (used to lower cholesterol)
  • certain painkillers or anti-inflammatory medicines (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, corticosteroids)
  • oral bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis)
  • anticoagulant medicines (used to prevent or treat blood clotting)
  • hormonal contraceptive agents (birth control medicines)
  • bepridil, ergotamine (used for heart problems and migraines)
  • repaglinide (used to treat diabetes)
  • rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
  • phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy)
  • ritonavir (used in the treatment of HIV infection)
  • paclitaxel (used in cancer treatment)
  • theophylline (used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma)
  • clozapine (used to treat psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia)
  • tizanidine (used as a muscle relaxant)
  • cholestyramine (used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood)
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Take ASUNRA 400MG once a day, every day, at about the same time each day with some water
  • Take ASUNRA 400MG tablets either on an empty stomach or with a light meal
  • The dose of ASUNRA 400MG is related to body weight for all patients. Your doctor will calculate the dose you need and tell you how many tablets to take each day
  • The usual daily dose for ASUNRA 400MG film-coated tablets at the start of the treatment for patients receiving regular blood transfusions is 14 mg per kilogram body weight. A higher or lower starting dose may be recommended by your doctor based on your individual treatment needs
  • This is a long-term treatment, possibly lasting for months or years. Your doctor will regularly monitor your condition to check that the treatment is having the desired effect

If you take more ASUNRA 400MG

  • If you have taken too much ASUNRA 400MG, or if someone else accidentally takes your tablets, contact your doctor or hospital for advice straight away

If you forget to take ASUNRA 400MG

  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember on that day. Take your next dose as scheduled
  • Do not take a double dose on the next day to make up for the forgotten tablet(s)

If you stop taking ASUNRA 400MG

  • Do not stop taking ASUNRA 400MG unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking it, the excess iron will no longer be removed from your body
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

  • get blurred or cloudy eyesight
  • get reduced hearing
  • difficulty breathing and dizziness or swelling mainly of the face and throat.
  • rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes or mouth, skin peeling, high fever, flu-like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes
  • a combination of drowsiness, upper right abdominal pain, yellowing or increased yellowing of your skin or eyes and dark urine (signs of liver problems)
  • vomit blood and/or have black stools
  • partial loss of vision
  • severe upper stomach pain (pancreatitis)
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  • disturbance in kidney function tests
  • gastrointestinal disorders, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pain in the abdomen, bloating, constipation, indigestion
  • headache
  • disturbance in liver function tests
  • itching
  • disturbance in urine test (protein in the urine)
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  • dizziness
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • swelling of arms or legs
  • change in the color of the skin
  • anxiety
  • sleep disorder
  • tiredness
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store between (15-25ºC)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Do not use any pack that is damaged or shows signs of tampering
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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