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Drug over Dose

Information About Drug Overdose

We Have to Know about the Drug Overdose

  • A drug overdose is the accidental or intentional use of a drug or medicine in an amount that is higher than is normally used

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • If a drug overdose is discovered or suspected, and the person is unconscious, having convulsions, or is not breathing, call for emergency help immediately

Causes of Drug Overdose

  •   Accidental drug overdose

Do’s and Don’ts-Drug Overdose

  • To protect children from an accidental drug overdose, all medications should be stored in containers with child-resistant caps
  • Prescription medications should be used according to directions and only by the person whose name is on the label
  • Threats of suicide need to be taken seriously and appropriate help sought for people with depression or other mental illness that may lead to suicide

Signs & Symptoms of Drug Overdose

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Tiredness, nausea, and vomiting
  • Paleness, and sweating

Medical advice for Drug Overdose

  • If the person is not having acute symptoms, consult the doctor as soon as possible

Risk factors of Drug Overdose

  • Elderly age group
  • Men
  • Renal failure

Treatment for Drug Overdose

  • Inpatient management
Drug Overdose
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