It’s important to know your iron chelation options
There are several iron chelator options available. Appropriate iron chelation is individually tailored based on your iron level and to respect your lifestyle and minimize side effects
The effectiveness of chelation can be affected by:
Not taking a high enough chelator dose
Not taking your chelator as prescribed
Your doctor may need to adjust your chelator dose to maximize iron removal and minimize side effects so that you receive the full benefit of chelation treatment.
Taking your medication as prescribed is the most important thing YOU can do to receive the benefit of chelation treatment
Talk to your doctor about side effects like hearing loss, vision problems, kidney issues, stomach problems (i.e., nausea and vomiting) and if they keep you from taking your medication as prescribed.
Many side effects such as nausea and vomiting will lessen with time or taken with food if you continue taking your medication as directed.