Aspirin Poisoning (cont.)
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Aspirin Poisoning Next Steps
Aspirin Poisoning Follow-up
People with acute, single ingestions of non-entericcoated 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 poisoning will likely be treated in the emergency department, then hospitalized for further treatment and observation.
Aspirin Poisoning Prevention
Prescription medications should be used according to a doctor's and pharmacist's directions.
Aspirin Poisoning Prognosis
Recovery is likely if the proper treatment is given and the dose of aspirin taken is not too high.
Signs and symptoms as well as prognosis in chronic aspirin poisoning are less predictable. In the case of acute aspirin poisoning, symptom severity can be predicted by the dose ingested.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2016
Hanan Al Hammadi, MD
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