Oral fluids and electrolyte replacement are generally adequate for the treatment of norovirus infections. In cases of severe volume depletion, intravenous fluid and electrolyte resuscitation may be necessary.
Symptomatic relief can be achieved using antiemetics for nausea and vomiting and analgesics for myalgia and headache. Antiperistaltic agents should generally be avoided in cases of infectious diarrhea but could be considered in patients with severe diarrhea.
Antibiotic drugs have no routine role in the treatment of patients with norovirus.
This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape Drugs & Diseases articles Norovirus.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Norovirus - Medscape - Sep 22, 2020.