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Iron Poisoning (cont.)

Iron Poisoning in Children Self-Care at Home

If you suspect a child has accidentally swallowed iron tablets, call a doctor or poison control center immediately. You can locate your regional poison control center phone number before an emergency by checking the Website of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

  • Do not attempt to induce vomiting, either manually or with syrup of ipecac. This will make it more difficult to assess whether a child is truly iron toxic.
  • Bring the medicine containers along with you to the hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/5/2014
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