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Castor oil overdose
Alternative namesPoisoning from an overdose of castor oil.
Home TreatmentCastor oil is not considered very toxic, but call poison control for any advice as to treatment.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee poison control centers for the national toll-free hotline. They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Expectations (prognosis)Normally, castor oil should cause few problems and recovery is very likely.
Update Date: 2/23/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT