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Bal Overdose (Overview)

Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite or BAL).


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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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Bal Overdose (Overview)

Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite or BAL).


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What is the treatment for bal overdose?

What is the treatment for bal overdose?

BAL = dimercaprol: Bal is "british anti-lewisite", a prescription medication given by injection for the removal of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. (it also combats lewisite, an arsenic-based chemical warfare agent). Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and seizure (convulsions). Treatment is supportive with protection of the airway, intravenous fluids, and a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose is highly toxic, potentially fatal, and their is no known antidote. Death would depend on the dose taken and the time it takes to get definitive care (like having stomach pumped and IV fluids). ...Read more

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Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Overdose: If considering an overdose of any medication -- not just surmontil (trimipramine) -- please see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. This inclination may signify a serious condition that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose quickly on tranxene (clorazepate)?

Yes, but not quickly: Like any medication in its group, it is lethal in overdose. The problem with tranxene (clorazepate) is that people do not feel affected by it right away, and can continue taking more and more in quick succession. After a few hours, however, they realize that they are too sedated, but cannot quickly get it out of their body. ...Read more

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Is 75mg of diphenhydramine an overdose?

Is 75mg of diphenhydramine an overdose?

75mg diphenhydramine: Is larger than a single dose should be for an adult or child. So it is technically an overdose. Normal doses for a child may be 75 to 150mg per day in divided dose or 150 to 300 mg per day in a divided dose for an adult. Are you considering taking an overdose? If you are -please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest er or call 911. With help your life and problems can improve. ...Read more

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Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

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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

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Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Could be: Clonidine lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and decreases breathing, so overdose can be potentially fatal. All overdoses of any medications should be evaluated by a medical professional, and if the overdose was taken on purpose, also by a mental health professional. Overdoses may require treatment in the er to pump the stomach or to reverse effects of meds already absorbed. ...Read more

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What dosage does someone overdose on anti-histamines?

What dosage does someone overdose on anti-histamines?

Depending: ...On the antihistamine in Question, do not use more than the recommended doses on the package unless instructed by your physician ...Read more

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How often does fentanyl cause overdose death?

Depends: The main risks with fentanyl would be excessive and/or inappropriate over-usage at home. Deaths from narcotic accidental overdoses are increasing across the country. In a monitored situation such as in a hospital, overdose would likely be very rare but not impossible. ...Read more

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Is nubain dangerous and/or addictive?

Is nubain dangerous and/or addictive?

Yes.: A person can use excessive amounts of Nubain and suffer the consequences of too much of an opiod in their system. It can depress their breathing and possibly cause death in high doses. Because it is an opiod it is also prone to cause physical dependancy, abuse and addiction. ...Read more

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What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

It depends: Diphenhydramine was a major cause of seizures reported to a poison center. At a dose of 7.5mg/Kg (a total dose of 500 mg [20 OTC tablets] for a 150 pound person) many p0eople will develop severe reactions. In doses over 1g (40 tablets) the drug may be lethal. ...Read more

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Could overdose kill me?

Yes: If you are thinking of harming yourself, or if dying seems like a good thing, then your mind is playing a cruel trick on you. You need to talk with your physician or someone else who can help. If you feel you will lose control, call 911. Be strong. Life is worth living. Trust us on this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Yes: Yes. What may represent a fatal overdose for one patient may be tolerated by another patient. Any combination of opiates such as Codeine with other drugs that can cause sleepiness such as Promethazine is potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Which has a higher risk of fatality? Accidental overdose of MS contin (morphine) sr 30mg or percocet 10mg?

Which has a higher risk of fatality? Accidental overdose of MS contin (morphine) sr 30mg or percocet 10mg?

Neither: At the stated levels, fatality would be unusual with either drug alone if the individual had no other medical issues. Unfortunately, most overdoses occur with multiple other drugs such as the benzos like xanax (alprazolam) or valium combined with alcohol.These combination are frequently implicated in fatal overdoses. ...Read more

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Can an albuterol sulfate overdose kill you?

Yes: Albuterol overdose could be fatal. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Dimercaprol (Definition)

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Bal (Definition)

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