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What are the tests for dextromethorphan overdose?

What are the tests for dextromethorphan overdose?

Blood test: Dextromethorphan can be measured in the blood, but one would need a suspicion of an overdose in order to obtain this test. Dextromethorphan is structurally related to the opiate receptor agonist, codeine, and symptoms can include drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, seizures and breathing irregularities. It is important to let the physician know all medications taken, including otc preparations. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

Supportive care: Although activated charcoal can help reduce absorption if given immediately after ingestion, treatment usually involves maintaining the airway, giving fluids and treating seizures. The narcotic antagonist Naloxone (narcan) may help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dextromethorphan overdose?

Blood test: Dextromethorphan can be measured in the blood, but one would need a suspicion of an overdose in order to obtain this test. Dextromethorphan is structurally related to the opiate receptor agonist, codeine, and symptoms can include drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, seizures and breathing irregularities. It is important to let the physician know all medications taken, including otc preparations. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

Supportive care: Although activated charcoal can help reduce absorption if given immediately after ingestion, treatment usually involves maintaining the airway, giving fluids and treating seizures. The narcotic antagonist Naloxone (narcan) may help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of overdose on dayquil (apap/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrin?

Serious: Acetaminophen (apap, tylenol) overdose can kill the liver, and kill the overdoser. It is one of the most commonly overdosed over-the-counter medications, partly due to misconception that if it is over-the-counter then it cannot be all that harmful. It is safe within listed limits. Pseudoephedrine overdose can speed up the heart to dangerous levels or raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. ...Read more

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