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What drugs can lead to iron deficiency anemia?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: What drugs, besides NSAIDS, can lead to iron deficiency anemia? And, can antidepressants do so?
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antidepressant could cause iron deficiency

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

There are lot of drugs that lead to iron deficiency, which include antacids, proton pump inhibitors (to treat acid reflux), calcium supplements, NSAIDS etc. There are certain antidepressant that could lead to iron deficiency like long-term use of Zoloft (sertraline) may affect the absorption of iron from iron-rich foods or iron supplements, leading to iron deficiency anemia or tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline or imipramine. Antidepressant leads to increase chances of bleeding by effecting clotting and could lead to anemia.

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Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
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Follow up: Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (16 minutes later)
Thank you, Dr.Kapoor! The antidepressant I take is Cymbalta. Can Cymbalta also
Lead to iron deficiency anemia?
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It does not cause iron deficiency

Detailed Answer:
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Cymbalta contains duloxetine and it does not lead to iron deficiency anemia.

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Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
Psychiatrist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What drugs can lead to iron deficiency anemia?

Brief Answer: Antidepressant could cause iron deficiency Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query. There are lot of drugs that lead to iron deficiency, which include antacids, proton pump inhibitors (to treat acid reflux), calcium supplements, NSAIDS etc. There are certain antidepressant that could lead to iron deficiency like long-term use of Zoloft (sertraline) may affect the absorption of iron from iron-rich foods or iron supplements, leading to iron deficiency anemia or tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline or imipramine. Antidepressant leads to increase chances of bleeding by effecting clotting and could lead to anemia. In case, you need further help, you can ask. Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist