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Methylin Overdose: An Introduction
hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD
). It is also used to treat narcolepsy
. There are currently four forms of Methylin available:
- Methylin tablets
- Methylin chewable tablets
- Methylin oral solution
- Methylin ER tablets.
As with all medications, it is possible to take too much Methylin. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of a Methylin Overdose
The symptoms of a Methylin overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including how much Methylin was taken and whether it was taken with other medicines, alcohol, and/or drugs. Some possible symptoms include:
- Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle pains
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
Treatment for a Methylin Overdose
The treatment for a Methylin overdose will also vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a Methylin overdose may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
- Other treatments based on complications that occur
- Close monitoring of the heart and lungs.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on Methylin.