Zyflo CR Overdose: An Overview
™ (zileuton CR
) is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks
in adults and children age 12 years old and older. It is part of a group of medications called leukotriene synthesis inhibitors. The effects of a Zyflo
CR overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Zyflo CR was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, or other substances.
If you happen to overdose on Zyflo CR, seek immediate medical attention.
Zyflo CR Overdose: What Does the Research Say?
It is not known what to expect from a Zyflo CR overdose. In one case, a person took a very large dose of Zyflo (the short-acting version of Zyflo CR) without any lasting problems. In this particular case, the overdose was treated by inducing vomiting.
Treatment for a Zyflo CR Overdose
Given that there have been so few cases of people taking too much Zyflo CR, it is also not known what the best treatment is for a Zyflo CR overdose. If the Zyflo CR overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer 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 does not help to remove Zyflo CR from the blood.