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Drug interactions between Elemental Iron and Iron Sulfate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Elemental Iron (carbonyl iron)
Iron Sulfate (ferrous sulfate)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Elemental Iron and Iron Sulfate. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Elemental Iron

A total of 153 drugs (787 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Elemental Iron.

Iron Sulfate

A total of 155 drugs (792 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Iron Sulfate.

Drug and food interactions

Minor

ferrous sulfate food

Applies to: Iron Sulfate (ferrous sulfate)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

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 preparations

Therapeutic duplication

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

  • carbonyl iron (active ingredient in Elemental Iron (carbonyl iron))
  • ferrous sulfate (active ingredient in Iron Sulfate (ferrous sulfate))

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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