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Treatment for a Selenium Overdose
The treatment for a selenium overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." 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 prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on selenium.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed January 30, 2008.
National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary supplement fact sheet: Selenium (8/1/2004). NIH Web site. Available at: http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/selenium.asp. Accessed January 30, 2008.
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