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Action

Helps with the formation of of hemoglobin, myoglobin, enzymes. Promotes effective erythropoiesis (producing red blood cells) & transport, utilization of oxygen.
Uses: prevention, tx, of iron defiency anemia due to adequate diet, malabsorption, pregnancy & blood loss.

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Dose

65 mg 2-4 times daily, do not give with milk

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Side effects

nausea, heart burn, anorexia, constipation, diahrrea

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Contraindications

Hemochromatosis (too much iron in body) hemolytic anemia (anemia due to hemolysis, which is the breakdown of red blood cells)

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Absorption

Absorbed-GI tract
Metabolized-liver
Excreted-urine

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Nursing interventions

Assess nutritional status, dietary jc, monitor serum iron, total binding capacity, hemoglobin, monitor BM, assess for fatigue, irritability, pallor, HA)
Do not take within 2 hours of other Rx, eggs, milk, cereal, coffee, tea or milk

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Classification

Enzymatic mineral
Iron preparation