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is it possible to die from an overdose of antihistamine pills?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Which one: First generation antihistamines are sedating, second generation ones are not, overdosing on the latter hardly kills, but may cause sedation. Overdosing on first generation antihistamines may be more of a problem, but again they are safe in high doses.

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Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

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Are cancer deaths always painful?

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Can someone die during a cardiac catheterization?

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Yes: The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death.
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