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Can a xanax/heroin overdose happen hours after taking it?

Can a xanax/heroin overdose happen hours after taking it?

Yes: But depends on how you ingested the heroin and xanax (alprazolam). If they were injected, OD occurs within 10-15 minutes, and certainly no more than an hour. But if you took the Xanax (alprazolam) by mouth, and snorted the heroin, the overdose can occur while the Xanax (alprazolam) is being absorbed, which can take several hours to be complete. See a health professional if this is you, or if a friend, get them to an ER& get help.

Dr. Alan Ali
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How long should I supervise him? He overdosed on xanax (alprazolam) and heroin.

How long should I supervise him? He overdosed on xanax (alprazolam) and heroin.

Call 911: He needs to go to the ER. Overdose on xanax (alprazolam) and heroin can be fatal. Immediate medical attention is needed. Call 911 and have him taken to the hospital.

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I am dealing with my brothers death last month due to an overdose. I recieved the death cert. Today and it says herion and Xanax (alprazolam) Was it painfull?

Likely placid: My condolences for your tragedy. His death was likely very gentle without pain, as he likely went to sleep and passed in his sleep.

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What happens to kill you in a heroin overdose?

Due to Respritory De: Due to respritory depressin and arrest is the cause with heroin overdose but some deaths may be due to overdose or allergy to quinine which may sometimes used as a cutting agent.

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Can doctors tell me what does one feel during a heroin overdose?

U don't want to know: Forgive my frankness. Forget any ideas about "drifting peacefully off to sleep" as one might in the controlled euthanasia of a beloved pet using morphine, or an terminal sedation. The accidental heroin overdoses described by witnesses who are fellow-drug-abusers are often a horrible choking and a ghastly gush of foam from the lungs as the drug wrecks havoc on the deep chest nerves.

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Can you overdose from. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) taken with 1 mg ativan?

No: Absolutely not, but don't take any medication outside of your doctor's directions.

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How much clonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) would you need to take to overdose?

How much clonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) would you need to take to overdose?

Suicidal?: If you're thinking of overdosing on any medication, please contact your psychiatrist, your primary care physician, or the national suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

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Can anyone tell me why centers dispense Narcan (naloxone) to people with heroin overdoses?

Death prevention: Heroin overdose may be lethal. Narcan (naloxone) immediately counteracts opiate intoxication because it is an opiate antagonist.

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Someone I knew almost died of a heroin overdose. I wanna know what happens. Did she suffer much?

Someone I knew almost died of a heroin overdose. I wanna know what happens. Did she suffer much?

Heroin overdose: Heroin overdose is a painless death since it puts the person deeper into unconcious until the brain stem receptor that control breathing reach a critical saturation. Death ensues from hypoxia. Heroin like compounds if often used in death by lethal injection in capital punishment. The painful part is the moment before injecting heroin where a person feels emotional pain and emptiness.

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I have taken 4. 25 Xanax (alprazolam) over the course of the day as my anxiety has been high. This won't make me overdose right?

I have taken 4. 25 Xanax (alprazolam) over the course of the day as my anxiety has been high. This won't make me overdose right?

Right? Wrong!: This is a very high dose. How many mgs do you normally take daily? If you have high tolerance for drug, you may be ok. But you are really playing with fire. Talk with prescriber re drug. Seeing a psychologist for tx along with drug tx appears to be a safer way to handle extreme anxiety. Take good care of yourself.

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What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

More to it: Well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? Was it a suicide attempt? Are they suicidal? They should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. Enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death.

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How would you know if your overdosing on heroin?

Death: 'overdosing' on any substance (including alcohol) can kill a person. This especially includes heroin. Use of heroin is associated with a variety of severe emotional and general medical difficulties.

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If you take four xanaxs and four trazadones will you overdose?

If you take four xanaxs and four trazadones will you overdose?

Be careful: Impossible question to answer. Lack of basic info: dose, age, other meds, health status. Meds cannot be taken like that! Check wiith your care provider.

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What does a heroin overdose look like?

Coma&depressed breat: Due to respritory depression and arrest is the cause with heroin overdose can cause sudden death do you really want to see what it looks like go to youtube and see the video.

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What causes death in a heroin overdose?

What causes death in a heroin overdose?

Two ways: Suppression of the drive to breathe is the more familiar. For reasons we do not understand, pulmonary edema may come on very rapidly and kill the person with a sudden eruption of foam from the mouth and suffocation. Neither is painful, but I hope that neither is something that you want. Good luck, and if you have lost someone, you have my sympathy.

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Is dying from a heroin overdose painful?

Is dying from a heroin overdose painful?

No.: One loses consciousness before death by overdose and heroin relieves pain and brings about euphoria, hence why it's abused despite a real and frequent risk of death.

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What amount is a heroin overdose considered?

Varies by tolerance: That amount which can suppress consciousness and breathing.

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