When should I call my doctor if I am taking Ferriprox?

Ferriprox (deferiprone) can cause very low white blood cell counts, which could lead to severe infections. Stop taking Ferriprox and call your doctor right away if you develop a fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores or flu-like symptoms. Ferriprox may also worsen certain heart conditions, so call your doctor right away if you develop an irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or seizures.

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