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Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) which include:


folic acid food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Ethanol may increase folic acid elimination and folic acid absorption is decreased in chronic alcoholics. Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to folate deficiency.

MANAGEMENT: Monitoring of patient response to folic acid supplementation if they also consume alcohol regularly may be recommended.


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ferrous fumarate food

Minor Food Interaction

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) drug interactions

There are 116 drug interactions with Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid)

Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) disease interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Ircon-FA (ferrous fumarate / folic acid) which include:

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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

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