Do omeprazole stop iron intake?
Omeprazole controls the acidity in the stomach regularly. The low acidity could reduce the absorption of some medications: iron salts, erlotinib, dasatinib, mycophenolate mofetil, ketoconazole/itraconazole
– Non-heme Iron salts(ferrous fumarrate, ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate) need acidity in the stomach for absorption. Omeprazole reduces acidity in the stomach to the point, absorption of some iron salts can be affected.
Omeprazole and Iron supplements
Your prescriber needs to know you are taking Omeprazole, at the time you get prescribed Iron supplements. A few iron supplements are not affected by the low acidity in the stomach. Other strategies could be for patients on Omeprazole and iron supplements may have to be treated either with high dose iron therapy for a longer duration or with intravenous iron therapy.