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Iron Poisoning (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a doctor, local poison control center, or go directly to the closest hospital's emergency department if you suspect a child has swallowed iron-containing vitamins, even if the child shows no symptoms. Bring the container that lists the strengths with you.

If you find a child among iron pills or pill containers, or a child tells you he or she has swallowed pills, take the child to a hospital's emergency department because symptoms may not have had time to develop.

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