Early treatment after a Darvon overdose is essential. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may "pump" the stomach, induce vomiting, or administer activated charcoal to prevent the body from absorbing Darvon. An antidote (naloxone or Narcan®) may be administered to counteract some of the overdose effects. Seizure medications may also be given to help prevent or control any seizures that might occur.
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken too much Darvon. Early treatment can help limit the severity of overdose symptoms.
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