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What is the treatment for purge overdose?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pump the stomach
Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon.
Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

In brief: Pump the stomach
Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon.
Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
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