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JADENU® (deferasirox) tablets and JADENU® Sprinkle (deferasirox) granules

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If you are currently taking EXJADE® (deferasirox) tablets for oral suspension, for chronic iron overload, talk with your doctor about whether JADENU® (deferasirox) tablets or JADENU® Sprinkle (deferasirox) granules is a good alternative for you. Made from the same active ingredient as EXJADE, JADENU is also weight based, but the tablet vs granules strengths are slightly different. If your doctor decides that JADENU is right for you, your iron removal therapy will not be disrupted when you transition to JADENU. Talk to your doctor or nurse today.

No. If you switch to JADENU, that does not mean that your old treatment wasn’t working. If you have concerns or questions about why you are switching, or if you have questions about your new regimen, talk openly with your doctor and ask as many questions as you need to ask.

You will be able to tell if JADENU is working by having your serum ferritin levels tested once a month or as directed by your doctor. Be sure to stay on top of treatment and get your iron levels tested once a month or as directed by your doctor. Treatment adjustments or interruptions may be needed if you experience any adverse events. Talk with your doctor about any side effects you experience.

Studies further evaluating the side effects of JADENU are ongoing. However, some common side effects associated with deferasirox, the active ingredient in JADENU, include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, changes in kidney function, and skin rash.

Dose adjustment can occur for a number of reasons, including weight loss or gain, change in iron levels, or side effects. Ask your doctor or nurse if you have questions about a dose adjustment of any kind.

As results vary from patient to patient, only your doctor can decide how long you should be on treatment. JADENU is a long-term treatment regimen that can help lower your iron levels. As the dose is weight based, it is important to let your doctor know if you gain or lose weight so your medication can be adjusted. Be sure to also track your serum ferritin levels so you and your doctor can be aware of how JADENU is working. Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects.

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