Drug interactions between MagneBind 300 and Ob-20
|MagneBind 300 (calcium carbonate/magnesium carbonate)|
|Ob-20 (multivitamin, prenatal)|
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Using calcium carbonate together with multivitamin, prenatal may decrease the effects of multivitamin, prenatal. Separate the administration of multivitamin, prenatal at least two hours apart from calcium carbonate. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: The bioavailability of orally administered iron may be reduced by concomitant administration of antacids or other agents with acid-neutralizing effects. The exact mechanism is unknown but may involve reduced iron solubility due to increase in gastric pH and/or reduced absorption due to complexation or precipitation of the iron. Based on existing data, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate appear to have greater effects than antacids containing magnesium and aluminum hydroxides. In a study of patients with mild iron deficiency anemia, coadministration of ferrous sulfate with sodium bicarbonate 1 gram and calcium carbonate 500 mg reduced iron absorption by 50% and 67%, respectively, while 5 mL of an antacid containing magnesium and aluminum hydroxides had little effect. Another study also found no effect on iron absorption when ferrous sulfate (equivalent to 10 mg/kg of elemental iron) was coadministered with magnesium hydroxide (1 mg for every 5 mg of elemental iron ingested) in a group of healthy, fasting male subjects. In contrast, absorption of iron from ferrous sulfate and ferrous fumarate tablets was reduced by 37% and 31%, respectively, following administration of an antacid containing magnesium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and aluminum hydroxide in a study of healthy, iron-replete volunteers. Similarly, in a study of nine patients, coadministration of 5 mg of ferrous sulfate with a 35 gram dose of magnesium trisilicate was found to reduce iron absorption by an average of more than 70%. The interaction reportedly does not occur in the presence of ascorbic acid, which may competitively bind with iron and prevent the interference with iron absorption.
MANAGEMENT: To minimize the potential for interaction, it may be appropriate to administer oral iron preparations at least two hours apart from antacids or other agents with acid-neutralizing effects.
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
|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.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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