1 NURS 2516 Clinical Medications Worksheets (You will need to make additional copies of these forms) Generic Name

Trade Name Ferrous Feosol sulfate (30% elemental iron) Peak Onset 7-10 days 4 days Classification antianemics Dose 325 mg Route po Time/frequency Q 4-6hr PRN

Duration 2-4 mo.

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions N/A

2 Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered) An essential mineral found in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and many enzymes Iron def. anemia, unsp. Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions Contraindicated in: P r i m a r y h e m o c h r o m a t o s i s

H e m o l y t i c a n e m i a s

3 Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically) I r o n a b s o r p t i o n i s ↓ 3 3 5 0 % b y c o n c u r r e n t a d m Lab value alterations caused by medicine Serum ferritin and iron levels may also be monitored to assess effectiveness of therapy (increased iron). Occult blood in stools may be obscured by black coloration of iron in stool. Guaiac test results may occasionally be falsepositive. Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication Encourage patient to comply with medication regimen. Take missed doses as soon as remembered within 12 hr; otherwise, return to regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses

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4 Nursing Process- Assessment (Pre-administration assessment) Assessment Why would you hold or not give this med? Constipation, diarrhea, allergy Evaluation Check after giving


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