IRON AND QUINOLONES

Ferrous fumarate, gluconate, sulfate and other iron compounds can reduce the absorption of ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin and sparfloxacin. Serum levels of the antibacterial may become subtherapeutic as a result.
Most quinolones should not be taken at the same time as iron. Since the quinolones are rapidly absorbed, taking them 2 hours before the iron should largely avoid this interaction. The exceptions are fleroxacin, which appears not to interact, and lomefloxacin, which seems to interact only minimally.
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