Iron Supplements

iron is absorbed best in
duodenum and proximal jejunum
iron salts are best given
on an empty stomach
iron should be given
two hours before or four hours after ingestion of antacids
iron is best absorbed as
to enhance the degree of iron absorption
add 250 mg ascorbic acid tablet at time or iron administration
ferrous sulfate contains
325 mg of iron salts
65 mg elemental iron
ferrous gluconate contains
36 mg of elemental iron
pt with persistent gastric intolerance may tolerate
ferrous sulfate elixir
ferrous sulfate elixir contains
44 mg of elemental iron per 5mL
factors that can inhbit the absorption of iron salts
antacids, abx (quinolones, tetracycline),
ferrous fumarate contains
106 mg of elemental iron
recommended DD to tx iron def in adults
150-200 mg of elemental iron (same in pregnancy)
hemoglobin concentration should rise in
7 days