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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Many symptoms: This depends entirely upon the drug taken you may experience heightened sensations that are psychedelic, you may experience prolonged sleep, you can ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Likely nothing: The first sign of overdose may be death- no other warning. This is true if we are talking about opioids, sedatives and perhaps alcohol. If we are ta... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: It depends on the drug or chemical involved in the overdose.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible drug OD: You can call 1-800-222-1222 (poison hotline) 24/7 from anywhere in the us if you have questions about poisoning or poison prevention. Your emergenc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
Critical Care 24 years experience
Long answer: There are a lot of reasons why overdose happens. There is an established set of dosages for medications based on the disease they are being used to t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert O'Leary
Pain Management 35 years experience
Maximum dose exceded: When the maximum safe dose or dose of medicationis consumed beyond its prescription.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
Critical Care 24 years experience
Immediately call 911: Get that person to the Emergency Room ASAP. In the meantime, keep the patient as still as possible and turn the head to one side to prevent issues wh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends - can die!: Drug overdoses don't just make someone sleep - they can stop the heart or stop breathing. If someone is unconscious from a drug overdose, call 911 rig... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: They're fairly high, and serious brain damage is one of the risks. If you are considering suicide, please call 911, your family physician, or some oth... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many harmful effects: There is no specific age or time from when someone starts trying drugs until an overdose can happen. Some people overdose and die the first time they ... Read More