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The effects of a Zyflo overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including the amount of Zyflo that is taken and whether it's taken with other drugs or alcohol. At this point, since there have been very few reported cases of people taking too much Zyflo, the full effects of a Zyflo overdose are not known. Treatment for a Zyflo overdose may involve giving certain medicines, "pumping the stomach," or administering supportive care.
Zyflo® (zileuton) is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks. It is part of a group of medications called leukotriene synthesis inhibitors. Zyflo overdose effects will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Zyflo is taken and whether it is taken with any other medicines, alcohol, street drugs, or a combination of these.
If you believe you may have overdosed on Zyflo, seek medical attention immediately.
It is not known what to expect from a Zyflo overdose. However, in one previous case of Zyflo overdose, a person took a very large dose of Zyflo without any lasting problems. In this particular case, the overdose was treated by inducing vomiting. Extremely large doses of Zyflo caused kidney problems in rats and mice.
Given that there have been so few cases of people taking too much Zyflo, the best treatment option for a Zyflo overdose is also not known. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Dialysis is not useful for removing Zyflo from the blood.