Drug Interactions With Deferiprone

Iron
Iron binds to deferiprone, preventing it from being absorbed from the digestive tract and making it less effective. More importantly, the whole point of taking deferiprone is to decrease the amount of iron in the body; therefore, people who need to use this drug should be making efforts to avoid iron.
 
Milk Thistle
Milk thistle may increase the level of deferiprone in the blood, increasing the risk for deferiprone side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Zinc
Zinc binds to deferiprone, preventing it from being absorbed from the digestive tract and making it less effective. Do not take deferiprone and zinc within four hours of each other. Be aware that many cold products, such as Zicam®, contain zinc.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all deferiprone drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.

Deferiprone Drug Information

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