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How Can I Treat Diphenhydramine 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose sx's can include: "Inability to urinate, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Enlarged pupils, Very dry eyes, Ringing in the ears, Low blood pressure, Rapid heartbeat, Agitation, Confusion, Convulsions (seizures), Delirium, Depression, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Increased ...Read more
Go to ER: The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) recovery is likely if the patient survives the first 24 hours. Normally this is treated with hydration and monitoring, occassionally treated with activated charcoal. Few patients actually die from an antihistamine overdose, unless there have been serious heart rhythm disturbances or breathing problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: It is important to remember that, when used at therapeutic levels, paracetamol is usually safe and effective. However taking 4 g per day (or slightly more) for a few days, has been known to result in hepatotoxicity. The treatment of this condition should be done doctor supervision and may need intensive care admission. ...Read more
Dermagraphic so what: Dermagraphia, write on the skin, is a benign, annoying condition where cells in the skin, mast cells readily release histamine causing localized redness, swelling, and itch. These are usually longitudinal due to scratching or rubbing the skin. It can be associated with hives but not always. It can be transient or long lasting. Etiology is usually not identified. Antihistamines can lessen symptom. ...Read more
Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How many panadol (acetaminophen) tablets does it take to cause an overdose. And how many to make it fatal?
Please seek help!!!: I am concerned that you are asking this because you are considering trying an overdose. If you want to kill yourself this is not a good way to do it- panadol (acetaminophen) overdose causes liver failure which causes a long, painful ; very unpleasant death over several weeks. If you are considering suicide please seek help from a friend, family member, professional or suicide hotline. There are better solutions. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Its standard dose for adults is 5 mg orally 3 times daily, occasionally, may be up to 10 mg 3 times under close supervision. As to how much an individual can take, it's something to do individual age and health state, especially with liver function; these are similar to the concern of using other drugs. So, following recommended dose is the rule for all drug use. If needed to up or down dose, ask. ...Read more
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
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