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Will it be harmful to take doxycycline with iron supplements?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on April 5, 2023.

I just started taking iron supplements and I also need to take doxycycline for a short periods of time. Will either of the two medicines affect each other?

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If you take iron supplements and doxycycline at the same time then less doxycycline will be absorbed. It is best to separate the doses of iron and doxycycline by 2 to 3 hours.

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