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Drug interactions between deferasirox and deferiprone

Results for the following 2 drugs:
deferasirox
deferiprone

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between deferasirox and deferiprone - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

deferasirox

A total of 809 drugs (4407 brand and generic names) are known to interact with deferasirox.

deferiprone

A total of 302 drugs (2142 brand and generic names) are known to interact with deferiprone.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

deferasirox food

Applies to: deferasirox

You may experience reduced absorption of deferasirox in the presence of food. Take deferasirox on an empty stomach 30 minutes before eating preferably at the same time everyday unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. The tablets should not be chewed or swallowed whole. The tablets should first be completely dispersed in water, orange juice, or apple juice, and the resulting suspension drunk immediately. After swallowing the suspension any residue should be resuspended in a small volume of the liquid and swallowed.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Iron chelating agents

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'iron chelating agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'iron chelating agents' category:

  • deferasirox
  • deferiprone

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

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.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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