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    Aspirin Poisoning

    Follow-up

    • Psychiatric and medical follow-up may be recommended.
    • Careful monitoring of medication will also be recommended.
    • Tests to monitor kidney function may be done periodically after hospital discharge, especially in elderly people.

    Prevention

    • Prescription medications should be used according to your doctor's and pharmacist's directions.
    • Never take a medicine prescribed for someone else.
    • To protect children from accidental drug overdose, all medications should be stored in containers with child-resistant caps. All medications should be out of sight and out of reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet.
    • Take suicidal threats seriously.
    • Never give or take medication in the dark.
    • Always tell the doctor of any previous side effects or adverse reactions to medication as well as any new or unusual symptoms that occur.
    • Never take more than the recommended or prescribed dose of a medication.
    • Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Be sure to mention over-the-counter medications.

    Outlook

    Recovery is likely if the proper treatment is given and the dose of aspirin taken is not too high.

    With chronic aspirin poisoning outcomes are less predictable.

    With acute aspirin poisoning, severity and outcome depends on the dose taken and the person's body weight.

    For More Information - Web Links

    American Association of Poison Control Centers

    Synonyms and Keywords

    aspirin poisoning, aspirin overdose, aspirin toxicity, salicylate poisoning, ASA, analgesic, acetylsalicylic acid, poisoning, drug overdose, medication overdose, signs of aspirin poisoning, signs of aspirin overdose

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on May 04, 2014
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