Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 27-year-old female comes into the clinic complaining that she "bruises like a peach and is exhausted all the time." She is diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia and prescribed iron (ferrous sulfate) by mouth. Which statement made by the patient indicates the need for further education? Select all that apply:

"I will take this medication on an empty stomach."
"Because this medication may upset my stomach, I can take it with an antacid."
"This medication may cause the harmless side effect of dark stools."
"This medication may cause GI distress."
"If I experience vomiting from this medication, I should stop taking it immediately."

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