Butazolidin overdose

Definition 
Butazolidin overdose is poisoning from an overdose of butazolidin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID).

Poisonous Ingredient 

Phenylbutazone

Where Found 

     
  • Azolid  
  • Butazolidin  
  • Butatab  
  • Butazone

Note: This list may not be all inclusive.

Symptoms 

     
  • Body as a whole       o Unsteadiness       o Swelling of lower legs, ankles, or feet       o Blood in urine       o Decreased amount of urine  
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat       o Ringing in the ears       o Blurred vision  
  • Skin       o Rash  
  • Gastrointestinal       o Nausea and vomiting       o Diarrhea       o Stomach pain       o Possible bleeding in the stomach and intestinal areas  
  • Heart and blood vessels       o Low blood pressure  
  • Nervous system       o Severe headache       o Agitation       o Incoherence (not understandable)       o Confusion       o Convulsions       o Coma       o Drowsiness

Home Treatment 
Contact Poison Control to verify the correct treatment.

Before Calling Emergency 
Determine the following information:

     
  • Patient’s age, weight, and condition  
  • The name of the product (ingredients and strengths if known)  
  • When it was swallowed  
  • The amount swallowed  
  • If the medication was prescribed for the patient

Poison Control, or a local emergency number 
Call Poison Control or your local emergency number - they will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. If possible, take the container with you to the emergency room.

What to expect at the emergency room 
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:

     
  • Inducing vomiting  
  • Administering activated charcoal  
  • Administering a laxative  
  • Treating the symptoms

Expectations (prognosis) 
Recovery is very likely.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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