Key points

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • It is preferable to use deferoxamine to bind free iron within 24 hours of ingestion. If indicated, the antidote should be started as soon as possible.
  • Ensure the patient undergoes adequate intravascular repletion with crystalloids to avoid hypotension.

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Last updated : 2021-08-31