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Aspirin Poisoning (cont.)

Aspirin Poisoning Follow-up

People with acute, single ingestions of nonenteric-coated aspirin of less than 150 mg/kg who have no symptoms and have a nontoxic aspirin level after 6 hours may be released from the hospital. All others with aspirin poisonings will likely be treated in the emergency department, then hospitalized for further treatment and observation.

  • Psychiatric and medical follow-up may be recommended.
  • Careful monitoring of medication intake will be recommended.
  • Tests to monitor kidney function may be ordered periodically after hospital discharge, especially in the elderly.
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