Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Reye's syndrome is usually treated in the hospital. Severe cases may be treated in the intensive care unit. The hospital staff will closely monitor your child's blood pressure and other vital signs. Specific treatment may include:

  • Intravenous fluids. Glucose and an electrolyte solution may be given through an intravenous (IV) line.
  • Diuretics. These medications may be used to decrease intracranial pressure and increase fluid loss through urination.
  • Medications to prevent bleeding. Bleeding due to liver abnormalities may require treatment with vitamin K, plasma and platelets.

If your child has trouble breathing, he or she may need assistance from a breathing machine (ventilator).

Aug. 12, 2014