Dextromethorphan Overdose Treatment

If you are taking dextromethorphan, make sure to follow the specific dosing instructions carefully. It is possible to take too much of this medication. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any signs of an overdose, such as vomiting, blurred vision, or seizures.
Treatment for an overdose on dextromethorphan will depend on when the medication was taken. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream. In some cases, an antidote may be available.
Other treatment options include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive care for an overdose on dextromethorphan may include using a sedative or seizure medications.
(For a more complete list of treatment options, click Dextromethorphan Overdose. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the possible effects of an overdose and ways to treat them.)
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