Treating an Akineton Overdose
The treatment for an Akineton
overdose also may vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may "pump the stomach" or administer certain medications to induce vomiting or to absorb the medication from the digestive tract. An antidote (physostigmine) may be given to counteract the effects of Akineton. Treatment may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for an Akineton overdose may include:
- Careful monitoring of the heart, blood pressure, and breathing
- Ice baths or other methods to cool the body (in the case of high fever)
- Placement in a dark room (as the eyes may be quite sensitive to light)
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
- Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Akineton.