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Norovirus (cont.)

Treatment for Norovirus Infections

In the majority of norovirus infections, medical treatment is not required because most infections are self-limiting and resolve with no lingering problems. Oral intake of fluids is recommended for all people with norovirus infection to avoid dehydration. People with severe nausea and vomiting are often given medicines (for example, promethazine [Phenergan], prochlorperazine [Compazine], or ondansetron [Zofran]) to reduce or stop vomiting. Individuals who become dehydrated may require intravenous fluids with electrolytes to avoid complications of dehydration. A few severely dehydrated patients may require hospitalization.

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