Trientine/Iron Salts, Oral Interactions

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Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these two medicines are taken together, they may bind together in your stomach. This reduces the amount of trientine and iron that is absorbed by your body.

What might happen:

The trientine and iron may not work as well as they would if you were taking them alone.

What you should do about this interaction:

If you notice your medical condition worsening or other unusual effects, contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist.) It may be necessary to adjust the dose of your medicines or change the time when you take them.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Cuprior (trientine) EMA Summary of Product Characteristics. gmp-orphan SA September 5, 2017.
  • 2.Syprine (trientine) US prescribing information. Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC December 22, 2016.

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