Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid):

Folic Acid (Includes Hematinic with Folic Acid) ↔ Anemia

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Anemia of Unspecified Nutritional Deficiency

The use of folic acid is contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed anemia. Folic acid in dosages above 1 mg/day can obscure the diagnosis of pernicious anemia by alleviating the hematologic abnormalities while allowing the progression of neurologic complications. In addition, folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where vitamin B12 is deficient.

References

  1. Butterworth CE Jr, Tamura T "Folic acid safety and toxicity: a brief review." Am J Clin Nutr 50 (1989): 353-8
  2. Katz M "Potential danger of self-medication with folic acid." N Engl J Med 289 (1973): 1095
  3. "Product Information. Renal Multivitamin Formula Rx (folic acid)." Vitaline Corporation, Ashland, OR.

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Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) drug Interactions

There are 165 drug interactions with Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid)

Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Hematinic with Folic Acid (ferrous fumarate / folic acid)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

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