Drug interactions between Elemental Iron and Iron Sulfate
|Elemental Iron (carbonyl iron)|
|Iron Sulfate (ferrous sulfate)|
Interactions between your drugs
A total of 153 drugs (787 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Elemental Iron.
- Elemental Iron is in the drug class iron products.
- Elemental Iron is used to treat Iron Deficiency Anemia.
A total of 155 drugs (792 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Iron Sulfate.
- Iron Sulfate is a member of the drug class iron products.
- Iron Sulfate is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
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.
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
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.