An Open Label, Multi-center, Efficacy and Safety Study of Deferasirox in Iron Overloaded Patients With Non-transfusion Dependent Thalassemia


This study, sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, aims to assess the efficacy of deferasirox in patients with non-transfusion dependent thalassemia based on change in liver iron concentration from baseline after 24 and 52 weeks of treatment. Also, to evaluate the impact of deferasirox on the Quality of Life for adults and pediatric patients; correlate changes in serum ferritin and LIC, evaluate efficacy changes according to genotype, evaluate higher doses of deferasirox, assess endocrine function and examine pk parameters.


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