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    If a child ingests Iron tablets... wat happens?

    a. GI bleed
    b. resp depression


    (forgot the rest of the options)

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    Out of the two options- which none of them are exact GI bleeding is more probable due to local irritation of gastric mucosa by iron pills. If a large amount was ingested gastric outlet obstruction can occur.

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    A is the correct answer
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    why even bother with the obvious. Just know where you are need it and where you can help the most.

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    100%its gi bleed

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    Quote Originally Posted by step1sucks View Post
    If a child ingests Iron tablets... wat happens?

    a. GI bleed
    b. resp depression


    (forgot the rest of the options)
    ya A is correct.Remember that is why in pregnant women who have GI upset, we change them to more soluble forms.

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