Severe. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Dimercaprol may bind to iron.
What might happen:
The complex of dimercaprol and iron is toxic and may harm your kidneys.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking iron while you are taking dimercaprol. Your doctor may want to test your kidney function.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.BAL in oil (dimercaprol) US prescribing information. Akorn April, 2007.