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Jadenu (Deferasirox)


Jadenu (Deferasirox)

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    If you have experienced high iron in your blood then you may have received a blood transfusion. After receiving the infusion of red blood cells, your healthcare team may prescribe you to buy Jadenu. Jadenu should only be prescribed by healthcare providers specially trained in the management of chelating agents.

    Symptoms of iron overload may include:

    • Abnormal heart rhythm
    • Darkening of the skin
    • Fatigue
    • Joint pain
    • Stomach pain

    Iron overload is also called hemochromatosis and is a chronic condition. If left untreated, it can damage several organs.

    Fact Table







    Legal status

    Rx Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    8 to 16 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    90mg, 180mg, 360mg


    No known Risks


    Exjade, Jadenu

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Take Jadenu exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dose without speaking with them first. Your dose may be adjusted every 3-6 months based on lab readings of blood iron content.


    The active ingredient in Jadenu is deferasirox, which is an iron-chelating agent.


    Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medications you are taking before you buy Jadenu and begin on this medication. It has many potential drug interactions, including:

    • Aluminum Hydroxide
    • Amodiaquine
    • Alosetron
    • Bendamustine
    • Bile Acid Sequestrants
    • Busulfan
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Phenytoin
    • Phenobarbital
    • Rasagiline
    • Ritonavir
    • Rifampin
    • Selexipag
    • Theophylline
    • Tizanidine

    Do not start any over-the-counter medications (OTC), herbals, or supplements while on Jadenu without first speaking with your healthcare team.


    Tell your doctor if you have a history of ear or ear disorders since Jadenu can worsen these problems. 

    Use caution if you have a history of kidney or liver problems. These effects may happen more frequently in older adults.

    Stop using Jadenu immediately if a skin rash develops or if you experience breathing difficulties.

    Your doctor should monitor your blood cells while taking this drug.

    Side Effects

    Common Jadenu side effects may include:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Anxiety
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Duodenal ulcer
    • Dyschromia
    • Edema
    • Fanconi's Syndrome
    • Fatigue
    • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    • Gastritis
    • Increased liver enzymes
    • Nausea
    • Proteinuria
    • Serum creatinine increase
    • Skin rash
    • Sleep disorder
    • Vomiting


    Jadenu [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis; 2020.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Jadenu (Deferasirox)

    What is Jadenu (Deferasirox)?

    Jadenu is a medication used for the treatment of chronic iron overload in patients who receive regular blood transfusions, such as those with thalassemia or sickle cell disease. It helps remove excess iron from the body.

    How does Jadenu work?

    Jadenu is an iron chelator, which means it binds to excess iron in the body and helps the body eliminate it through urine and stool. This reduces the risk of iron-related complications.

    When is Jadenu prescribed?

    Jadenu is typically prescribed when a patient has received multiple blood transfusions and has accumulated excess iron in their body, which can lead to organ damage if left untreated.

    What are the common side effects of Jadenu?

    Common side effects of Jadenu may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin rashes, and headache. It's essential to report any side effects to your healthcare provider.

    How is Jadenu taken?

    Jadenu is usually taken once daily as a tablet or as an oral suspension. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate dose for your specific condition.

    Are there any special precautions or considerations when taking Jadenu?

    Yes, there are several precautions to be aware of, such as regular monitoring of your iron levels and kidney function while taking Jadenu. It's crucial to follow your healthcare provider's instructions and discuss any concerns or changes in your health.

    Can Jadenu interact with other medications?

    Yes, Jadenu may interact with other medications, so it's essential to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to prevent potential interactions.

    How long do I need to take Jadenu?

    The duration of Jadenu treatment depends on your individual circumstances and the underlying condition. Your healthcare provider will determine how long you should continue taking the medication.

    Can I drink alcohol while taking Jadenu?

    It's generally advisable to limit or avoid alcohol consumption while taking Jadenu, as alcohol can affect your liver and may interact with the medication. Always consult your healthcare provider for specific guidance.

    What should I do in case of an overdose or severe side effects?

    If you suspect an overdose or experience severe side effects such as difficulty breathing, severe allergic reactions, or severe abdominal pain, seek immediate medical attention or contact a poison control center.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13225

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