How Iron interacts with Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

These antibiotics have been reported to bind with iron in the digestive tract, which may decrease the absorption of both the drug and iron. Supplementation with the affected nutrient and adjustment in the drug dosage may be necessary. (1)

These drugs include ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, lomefloxacin, sparfloxacin, trovafloxacin, alatrofloxacin


  1. View Abstract: Lomaestro BM, et al. Absorption Interactions with Fluoroquinolones. 1995 Update. Drug Saf. May1995;12(5):314-33.