How Iron interacts with neomycin

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Neomycin may cause damage to the intestines, which may decrease the absorption of various nutrients, including iron. Supplementation with affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. Jacobson ED, Faloon WW. Malabsorptive Effects of Neomycin in Commonly Used Doses. J Am Med Assoc. 1961;175:187-90.