What type of iron can be taken with either Prevacid or Prilosec?
- 1 May 2013 by tdalbert1
- 2 May 2013
- prevacid, prilosec, indigestion, gerd, interaction, medicine
I have to take iron because I'm anemic but need to take an heartburn medicines for my acid reflux/indigestion. On the Drugs.com Interactions Checker, this combination of drugs inhibits the absorbtion of iron; is there a happy medium?
I suggest you ask your Dr., or your Pharmacists, they know plenty about medications and specially interactions.
Best of luck,
I did find that you can take iron and zantac as long as you take the iron an hr before the zantac. Check with your dr because he may just want you to keep taking whatever you are taking for your stomach and just take a higher dose of iron.
The absorption inhibition isn't systemic. As long as you space antacids from other drugs by two hours, before and after, you should be fine. As always, please check with your doc first.
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