Poisoning from an overdose of Clinoril.
- Body as a whole o Unsteadiness o Chills
- Respiratory o Slow, labored breathing o Wheezing o Slow or Rapid breathing
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat o Ringing in the ears o Blurred vision o Photosensitivity
- Skin o Rash
- Gastrointestinal o nausea o Vomiting o diarrhea o Stomach or Abdominal pain o Possible loss of blood in the stomach and intestinal areas
- Heart and blood vessels o Low Blood pressure
- Nervous system o Severe headache o Dizziness o Agitation o Incoherence (not understandable) o Confusion o Coma o Drowsiness o Convulsions o Movement disorder
Call Poison Control for instructions.
Before Calling Emergency
Determine the following:
- The patient’s age, weight, and condition
- The name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength if known)
- The time it was swallowed
- The amount swallowed
- If the medication was prescribed for the patient
Poison Control, or a 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. 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:
- Use gastric lavage.
- Administer activated charcoal.
- Administer a laxative.
- Treat the symptoms.
Recovery is very likely.
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.