Treating an Avalide OverdoseIf the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
In addition, treatment may involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive care for an Avalide overdose may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous (IV) line
- Close monitoring of blood pressure, blood electrolytes, and the heart and kidneys
- Medications to increase blood pressure.
Kidney dialysis is not thought to help remove Avalide from the body.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on this medication.