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Deferoxamine Mesylate for Injection, USP, is an iron-chelating agent, available in vials for injection via intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous administration. Deferoxamine mesylate is supplied as vials containing 500 mg of deferoxamine mesylate USP (corresponding to 426.82 mg of deferoxamine as free base) and 2 g of deferoxamine mesylate USP (corresponding to 1707.28 mg of deferoxamine as free base) in sterile, lyophilized form. Deferoxamine mesylate is N-[5-[3-[(5-aminopentyl)hydroxycarbamoyl]propionamido]pentyl]-3-[[5-(N-hydroxyacetamido)pentyl]carbamoyl]propionohydroxamic acid monomethanesulfonate (salt), and its structural formula is:

Structural formula

Deferoxamine mesylate USP is a white to off-white powder. It is freely soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Its molecular weight is 656.79 g/mol.

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Deferoxamine Mesylate for Injection, USP, is an iron-chelating agent, available in vials for injection via intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous administration. Deferoxamine mesylate is supplied as vials containing 500 mg of deferoxamine mesylate USP (corresponding to 426.82 mg of deferoxamine as free base) and 2 g of deferoxamine mesylate USP (corresponding to 1707.28 mg of deferoxamine as free base) in sterile, lyophilized form. Deferoxamine mesylate is N-[5-[3-[(5-aminopentyl)hydroxycarbamoyl]propionamido]pentyl]-3-[[5-(N-hydroxyacetamido)pentyl]carbamoyl]propionohydroxamic acid monomethanesulfonate (salt), and its structural formula is:

Structural formula

Deferoxamine mesylate USP is a white to off-white powder. It is freely soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol. Its molecular weight is 656.79 g/mol.

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