Deferoxamine Mesylate for Injection, USP, is an iron-chelating agent, available in vials for intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous administration. Deferoxamine mesylate is supplied as vials containing 500 mg and 2 g of deferoxamine mesylate USP 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
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.