Drug interactions between deferasirox and deferiprone
Interactions between your drugs
- Deferasirox is in the drug class chelating agents.
- Deferasirox is used to treat the following conditions:
- Deferiprone is a member of the following drug classes: antidotes, chelating agents.
- Deferiprone is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
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.
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.
Iron chelating agents
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:
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
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.