Zovirax Overdose: An Introduction
) is a medication that is used to treat shingles
, genital herpes
, and chickenpox
. As with all medicines, it is possible for a person to take too much Zovirax. Overdose effects will vary, depending on a number of factors, including how much Zovirax was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, drugs, or alcohol.
Symptoms of a Zovirax Overdose
If a person overdoses on Zovirax, the symptoms can vary. Some commonly reported symptoms of a Zovirax overdose include:
- Kidney damage.
Treatment for a Zovirax Overdose
The treatment for a Zovirax overdose will also vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
- Dialysis, if kidney damage is severe
- Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Zovirax.