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Piroxicam overdose

Alternative names

Poisoning from an overdose of Feldene.

Poisonous Ingredient


Where Found

  • Feldene


  • Body as a whole
    • Unsteadiness
  • Respiratory
    • Slow, labored breathing
    • Wheezing
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Blurred vision
  • Skin
    • Rash
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach or abdominal pain
    • Possible loss of blood in the stomach and intestinal areas
  • Heart and blood vessels
    • Slow or rapid breathing
  • Nervous system
    • Severe headache
    • Agitation
    • Incoherence (not understandable)
    • Confusion
    • Coma
    • Drowsiness
    • Convulsions
    • Movement disorder

Home Treatment

Call Poison Control for instructions.

Before Calling Emergency

Determine the following information:
  • the patient's age, weight, and condition
  • name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength if known)
  • the time it was swallowed
  • the amount swallowed
  • if the medication was prescribed for the patient

Poison Control, or a local emergency number

They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.

What to expect at the emergency room

Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
  • Use gastric lavage .
  • Administer activated charcoal.
  • Administer a laxative.
  • Treat the symptoms.

Expectations (prognosis)

Recovery is likely.

Update Date: 8/6/2003

Ari Schwell, M.D., Director, Emergency Department of the Episcopal Campus of Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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