Iron (Fe+)

· Iron (Fe+)

o One of the most common and severe poisonings in children.

o S/S: GI corrosion and hemorrhage to hepatic failure.

o TX: Activated charcoal does NOT bind with iron, so treat with the chelating agent Deferoxamine.

o Side effect: Deferoxamine is excreted in urine, producing a characteristic pink-red color urine.