ZIDOVUDINE-INJECTION, Retrovir (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion.
NOTES: This medication is usually administered initially in the hospital where your condition can be monitored closely. Laboratory tests will be done periodically to be sure the drug is working properly and to monitor for possible side effects.
MISSED DOSE: It is important to use each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, use the next dose as soon as remembered and skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store this medication in the refrigerator as directed. Properly discard of any unused medication after the expiration date.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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