Does vitamin C interact with other medications?

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Yes, it can. Deferoxamine and iron supplements are both known to interact with vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C can also interact with aspirin, acetaminophen, fluphenazine, indinavir, levodopa, patches used for smoking cessation, antacids containing aluminum, certain antibiotics, certain barbiturates, blood thinners, birth control pills and hormone replacement therapies. If you take any of these medications or drugs regularly, you should notify your doctor before you begin taking vitamin C.

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