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Drug interactions between Escavite and ferric pyrophosphate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)
ferric pyrophosphate

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

multivitamin with iron and fluoride ferric pyrophosphate

Applies to: Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride) and ferric pyrophosphate

Using multivitamin with iron and fluoride together with ferric pyrophosphate may lead to complications from too much iron. In addition, ferric pyrophosphate may interfere with the absorption of iron taken by mouth. You may need to wait at least 5 days after stopping ferric pyrophosphate before taking oral iron supplements. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Minor

multivitamin with iron and fluoride food

Applies to: Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)

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:

  • Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)
  • ferric pyrophosphate

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

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

Further information

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

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