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How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

Huh?: Don't take an overdose of aspirin! the dose for adults is: 325-650 mg every 4 hours as needed. For children, the dose is: 10-15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours with a maximum daily dose of 60-80 mg/kg. If you get ringing in the ears, stomach upset or nausea, lower the dose. Follow these instructions and you will avoid an Aspirin overdose. ...Read more

Aspirin Poisoning (Definition)

Also known as salicylism, Asprin poisoning can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. ...Read more


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How much caffeine can I take before I overdose?

How much caffeine can I take before I overdose?

Depends on your body: A cup of coffee may contain up to 100mg of caffeine. Most adults can consume two to four cups of coffee daily (really! or 200-300mg) w/o health concerns but this varies widely depending upon your metabolism & sensitivity. Once you push to 500-600mg of caffeine daily, your risk for side effects increases dramatically. ...Read more

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How soon after aspirin overdose can I die?

How soon after aspirin overdose can I die?

Please accept help.: Sometimes if feels like death is the only way out but there are other ways to get help. Hope will come as you receive help from others. Please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest emergency room. Things can get better (i know it's probably very hard to believe right now). Don't throw in the towel - accept help and caring from others. God bless. ...Read more

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How long after taking 10mg of percocet can you take ibuprofen? And how much ibuprofen would be safe?

How long after taking 10mg of percocet can you take ibuprofen? And how much ibuprofen would be safe?

Percocet and Motrin: It should be safe to mix the two. I would be sure to check with the dr who prescribed the percocet. Percocet is very powerful and for some, can lead to addiction problems. Be careful with the Percocet and try and not take more than is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Many: Overdose of Aspirin can cause bleeding from ulcers or platelet dysfunction and bleeding in many places, can cause kidney dysfunction and an initial rapid breath to get rid of acid and the failure of that mechanism leads to metabolic acidosis, renal and respiratory failure. It can cause ringing in the ears. That is why even the commercial advocating use of Aspirin as a regular pain med scares me. ...Read more

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How much lactulose can I take without overdose symptoms?

How much lactulose can I take without overdose symptoms?

Low toxicity: Lactulose is one of the safest of all medicines. Take the dose your physician recommends, or if you are determined to experiment, until you can't stand the diarrhea any more. ...Read more

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How can I avoid the urge to take a laxative overdose?

How can I avoid the urge to take a laxative overdose?

Do you have an: eating disorder? Seek professional help whether you want to overdose to harm yourself or to try to lose weight. If you have a negative relationship with your body - consider a therapist who works with people who have negative body images or one who works with eating disorders. Take care. ...Read more

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How much ibuprofen can I safely take?

How much ibuprofen can I safely take?

800mg every 6 hours: Assuming that you are in relatively good health and are around average size; the maximum dose for Ibuprofen is 800mg every six hours (or 3200mg per day). Make sure you take this medication with food to avoid stomack upset. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration?

How can I avoid dehydration?

Lots of Fluids : Drink lots of fluids especially clear liquids in small amounts frequently. Most doctors recommend 8-12 glasses (each glass is of about 8 ounces or 250 ml) per day. U may need more if u r very active with lots of exercise or running. Also if outside temperature is over 100F fluid requirement increases because of insensible losses. Water is the best fitness drink but you have so many choices. ...Read more

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How much ibuprofen can I take?

See below: Generally speaking, for adults, 800 mg every 6-8 hours is the max dosing. But smaller adults may require less depending on weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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How can I treat doxylamine overdose?

How can I treat doxylamine overdose?

Get Help: A true overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. After the emergency is over, then we look to find out how it happened. Is this part of a substance abuse problem? Are there memory problems such that the person doesn't recall how many pills they took? Is this a suicide attempt? All of these are important questions that will lead you to the next step. ...Read more

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How many ibuprofen 200mg can I take without overdosing?

How many ibuprofen 200mg can I take without overdosing?

Are you referring: To a child or an adult?In children it is based on weight . You may want to ask your pediatrician regarding dosing. For adults , it is safe to take 800 mg every 8 hours as needed. At times you may only need 600 mg depends on severity of pain and kind of pain. Discuss with your physician to see what is best for you ...Read more

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I'm allergic to aspirin can I take acetaminophen?

Yes: There is no chemical relationship or cross allergenicity between Aspirin and acetaminophen/tylenol. With an Aspirin allergy you should avoid taking non steroidal antiinflammatory meds like Ibuprofen as these can cause allergic problems in those allergic to aspirin. ...Read more

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How long after alcohol consumption can I take cold medication?

Depends: How much alcohol was consumed? If you still have an elevated blood alcohol level then it's not a good idea to take cold medication. ...Read more

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What to do after asprin overdose?

What to do after asprin overdose?

HOW LONG AFTER?: How nuch did you take and when? Common side effects of high doses of Aspirin include bleeding, blood clotting problems, GI ulcers, etc. Best to be chekced espicially by a gastroenterologist (endscopy/colonoscopy). ...Read more

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How much ibuprofen 200 mg tabs will do serious damage? Also can you die of a ibuprofen overdose?

How much ibuprofen 200 mg tabs will do serious damage? Also can you die of a ibuprofen overdose?

Get help locally: If considering an overdose on anything, please don't. Instead, please seek out help in your community. You can call your physician, call 911, or go to an er. Also there is the national suicide prevention lifeline, which can connect you with local resources: 1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more

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