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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more


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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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Can temazepam overdose cause death?

Can temazepam overdose cause death?

Yes: But i won't disclose how much or what with. ...Read more

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Does atropine overdose cause convulsions ?

Does atropine overdose cause convulsions ?

Atropine OD: It's hard to guess the circumstances surrounding this question, but if you suspect Atropine overdose in someone, get immediate medical help as it can be life threatening. That said, Atropine overdose can cause seizures as well as the anticholinergic toxidrome of delirium, hallucinations, fever, flushing, blurred vision, constipation, inability to pee, and sometimes coma. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Hyperthroidism: Taking too much levothyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause your metabolism to be too fast, causing you to lose weight, have a fast heart rate, lose your hair, and feel like it is too hot all of the time. It is definitely not recommended you take too much of your medication. ...Read more

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Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Drowsy,weak, shakey: People feel drowsy, weak, and disoriented when they take excessive amounts of this drug. They may also feel shaky and notice a headache, . Some people begin having psychotic thoughts and feeling depressed, which can be harmful in itself. ...Read more

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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Rarely: Very well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild and a whole lot better than diarrhea. Major concerns are giving the medication to control symptoms when there is a serious underlying disease, overtreatment with resulting constipation and mild dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is narcotic overdose common?

Is narcotic overdose common?

Prescription>illegal: There are currently more deaths occurring from abuse of prescription narcotics than from heroin. ...Read more

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Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Yes: Amnesia has been reported with biperiden; anticholinergics such as scopolamine are famous for causing amnesia for the events that took place while the patient was taking them. ...Read more

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsinessvomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nauseadizzinessagitation •shakiness (tremor). •coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Complicated: This tca antidepressant can also treat pain & enuresis. May work by increasing norepinephrine & serotonin. It is also antihistaminic. Common side effects (se's) include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, blurry vision & increased appetite. May increase suicidal ideation in a few patients. Should be monitored by md if there is a history of heart problems or suicidal behaviors. ...Read more

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Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Seizures.: Common side effects of this antihistamine include, tardive dyskinesia, confusion in the elderly, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria, and short temper/irritability. Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. Because of capacity for more severe side effects, avoid in elderly. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more