Know your iron chelation options
Iron chelators have different molecular structures, weights, and properties.
Balancing effective chelation with treatment toxicity is a challenge and often leads to suboptimal dosing and compliance.
Efficacy of iron chelation can be affected by:
GI side effects
Careful patient selection and monitoring is required to avoid renal toxicity
Regular monitoring of both iron level and renal/hepatic toxicity can help optimize iron chelation and ensure patients are on an appropriate chelator.