Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)

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Ferrous sulfate

What is the Trade Name for Ferrous sulfate?

What are the Indications of Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)?

Supplement to general anesthesia, continuous IV infusion for purpose of analgesia

What are the Actions of Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)?

Binds to opiate receptors in CNS altering perception of pain, producing CNS depression

What is the Therapeutic Class of Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)?

Antianemics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)?

Iron supplements

What are the Nursing Considerations of Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)?

  • May cause seizures, hypotension, constipation, epigastric pain, diarrhea, skin staining, anaphylaxis
  • Assess nutritional status, bowel function
  • Monitor hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron levels
  • May cause elevated liver enzymes
  • Take on an empty stomach to increase absorption/vitamin c helps with absorption
  • Use z-track for IM injections

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