Iron Poisoning

Iron Poisoning was an existing Victorian CPG that has been revised

Key Points

  1. In iron poisoning, the amount of elemental iron ingested determines the risk, not the amount of iron salt
  2. In severe poisonings, often there is a period of latency where symptoms subside before organ failure occurs
  3. Abdominal X-ray may be helpful if tablets have been ingested
  4. Consult a toxicologist when considering administering desferrioxamine


For 24 hour advice, contact the Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26



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