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Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that oxycodone needs to bind to in order to exert its effect. ...Read more

Acetaminophen Overdose (Definition)

Acetaminophen is only toxic at high doses. Recently, because Acetaminophen is added to many different types of over-the-counter medications, a recommendation has been made to decrease the daily recommendation for Acetaminophen from 4000 to 3000 mg per day. Acetaminophen becomes toxic when your bodies stores of glutathionine get used up by metabolizing acetaminophen, ...Read more


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Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Glutathione : The reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter through the GI tract, it's also difficult to get through the skin as well. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body. It is vital in both phases of liver detoxification. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is detoxified in the liver. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) OD: An oversode of tylenol (acetaminophen) can seriously damage the liver. The antidote to tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is n-acetylcysteine (nac). It must be given within eight hours of ingesion of the tylenol (acetaminophen).Tylenol can destroy the liver if ingested in toxic doses. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

What is the treatment for acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

Charcoal NAC psych: First, assess the likelihood of significant overdose. Determine if acute or chronic. If a significant acute od and within first four hours - administer activated charcoal then begin n acetylcysteine. Consider consultation with liver / toxicologist if severe or multi organ failure. Consult psychiatry if intentional od. ...Read more

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How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

Very Very Serious: One of the most common overdoses in the country is acetamenophen overdose. Every day there are ICU over the country with patient overdosed on this drug. It causes liver failure and and death. Sadly this is all due to an over the counter drug. Acetamenophen should be used cautiously, carefully and for it's intended purpose. See care immediatley if you suspect your have overdosed on this med. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

N-acetyl Cysteine: Nac is a specific treatment. Other treatment as indicated by symptoms and labs. Don't undertake on your own! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Supportive care: You need to go to the er immediately. You will likely need gastric lavage with charcoal to eliminate any undigested pills. You will need supportive care for circulatory and respiratory issues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Opioid overdose: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of the two analgesic drugs Acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So an overdose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) must be treated as an overdose of both drugs requiring two separate antidotes. The overdose antidote for hydrocodone is Naloxone and the antidote for Acetaminophen is n-acetylcysteine. ...Read more

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What is the antidote for a lortab overdose?

What is the antidote for a lortab overdose?

Antidote: Overdose from lortab is to be taken seriously. There are liver toxicity issues and the opioid overdose issues. You must seek immediate medical care. Both components may cause death. The best is not to overdose . Alway use medication as directed by your md. Make no changes unless approved by your md. ...Read more

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Can someone taking nortriptyline for fibromyalgia also take tylenol (acetaminophen) w/ codeine?

Can someone taking nortriptyline for fibromyalgia also take tylenol (acetaminophen) w/ codeine?

Yes, but: The rule of thumb is always caution with combining sedating meds. Combining medications, any medications, presents problems with drug-drug interactions. Sedating medications such as t#3 with nortriptyline will be greater than the sum of the parts. I see you also take methacarbamol, which is sedating as well. Caution is advised. Also look at the amount of Acetaminophen in your excedrin. Caution. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Yes: Overdosing on any form of Acetaminophen (tylenol) or any other medicine that contains Acetaminophen (also abbreviated apap) such as in Percocet can be fatal. It blocks the glutathione enzyme in the liver which can send it into acute failure. As the name implies, you can't live without the liver. The "cure" for liver failure is urgent transplantation. ...Read more

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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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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose painful?

Liver failure: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can kill. An overdose of Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure, which is a highly unpleasant event to go through. It is associated with cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) and blood clots and other nasty complications and can lead to the need for a liver transplant or to death. Tylenol within labeled limits is safe for most people. Taking more can kill. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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Would taking n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Yes: Yes. That's the proper treatment, but if it is a real overdose you need to have your levels checked and be monitored. I have seen several cases of liver failure from inadequate management and or refusal to go into the er. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is acetominophen dangerous to take?

Depends....: It really depends, all medications are dangerous to a degree. Acetaminophen is an analgesic that is not addictive and safe to take in mild to moderate doses. Maximum amount of acteaminophen is greater than 3 gms/day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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