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Westhroid Overdose

Confusion or disorientation, a rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and seizures are possible symptoms that may occur if you take too much Westhroid (thyroid USP). Overdose symptoms can be dangerous, so you should seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have taken too much Westhroid. Overdose treatment options may include "pumping the stomach," certain medicines, or supportive care.

Westhroid Overdose: An Introduction

Westhroid™ (thyroid USP) is a natural thyroid medication. It is available only with a prescription. A Westhroid overdose can cause hyperthyroidism, a condition that can be quite dangerous. The specific effects of an overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Westhroid dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
 

Symptoms of a Westhroid Overdose

The symptoms of a Westhroid overdose can be quite dangerous. Some of the most dangerous symptoms include:
 

Treatment for a Westhroid Overdose

The treatment for a Westhroid overdose will also vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
 
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV), if necessary
  • Medications to control arrhythmias, seizures, or other symptoms
  • 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 Westhroid.
 
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