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What are the follow-up treatments for aspirin poisoning?

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  • For small amounts, you may need to watch the person carefully at home.
  • For a larger amount, you may need to take the person to the ER. Take the aspirin bottle with you.
  • Emergency-room doctors may check the aspirin levels in the blood and how toxic it may be. They may give activated charcoal or other medication to slow or prevent poisoning.
  • Doctors also may give IV fluids.

From: Aspirin Poisoning Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association of Poison Control Centers: "First Aid Tips."

Minnesota Poison Control System: "Poison First Aid: What to Do if Poisoned."

Subbarao, I. Random House Reference, 2009. American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care,

Merck Manual: "Aspirin and Other Salicylate Poisoning."

Aspirin Poisoning Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 17, 2017

SOURCES:

American Association of Poison Control Centers: "First Aid Tips."

Minnesota Poison Control System: "Poison First Aid: What to Do if Poisoned."

Subbarao, I. Random House Reference, 2009. American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care,

Merck Manual: "Aspirin and Other Salicylate Poisoning."

Aspirin Poisoning Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 17, 2017

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