Call Poison Control center for appropriate treatment.
Before Calling Emergency
Determine the following information:
- The patient's age, weight, and condition
- Name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength if known)
- The time it was swallowed
- The amount swallowed
Poison Control, or a local emergency number
They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following may be performed or given:
- Treatment of other symptoms
- Activated charcoal
If the patient survives the first 24 hours, recovery is likely. Few patients actually die from an antihistamine overdose.
Review Date: 05/10/2005
Reviewed By: William D. Whetstone, M.D., Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.