Your doc should be monitoring your kidney and liver function as well as your blood counts and iron status while on Exjade. When John first started Exjade, he had blood work done weekly and then went to monthly.
I too am surprised at 11 tablets a day. Like Birgitta says, 20mg per kilogram of weight is the standard. So for example.... if you weighed 150 lbs, that's 68 kilograms. So a standard dose would come out to be 1360 mg. And the highest dose would be 2040 mg.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.