Metal chelators are used to treat excesses of metal in the body in conditions like Wilson's disease and iron overload. They work by binding to the metal and removing it from the body.

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Metal Chelators
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Metal Chelators

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Jadenu
13,072
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DEFERASIROX binds to iron in the blood. It helps to treat too much iron in the blood.
Exjade
8,717
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DEFERASIROX binds to iron in the blood. It helps to treat too much iron in the blood.
Syprine
25,809
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TRIENTINE binds to copper and other metals in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease. This medicine will lower the amount of copper in the body but does not cure the disease.
Galzin
217
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Zinc (zingk) is needed by the body to maintain normal structure and function. It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or to treat low zinc levels. It is also used to treat Wilson's disease.
Chemet
82
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SUCCIMER is a drug that binds lead. This medicine is used to treat lead poisoning.
Ferriprox
19,875
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DEFERIPRONE binds to iron in the blood. It helps to prevent and treat too much iron in the blood caused by blood transfusions.
Desferal
(deferoxamine)
645
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DEFEROXAMINE helps to remove excess iron from the body. This may be necessary in patients who have received multiple blood transfusions and people who have ingested too much iron.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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