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How long can you survive after an amphetamine overdose?

How long can you survive after an amphetamine overdose?

That depends: On what part of the body is effected first. If the od causes a severe stroke, years. If it stops your heart, seconds. ...Read more

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Amphetamine Overdose (Definition)

In general, an overdose would be the intentional or unintentional overuse of an illicit, prescription/non-prescription medication, or alcohol. "overdosing" on (prescription or illicit) amphetamines can be lethal. Side effects could include (but are not limited to) changes in vital signs, agitation, psychosis, movement disorders, confusion, seizures, ...Read more


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How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

Varies: A deliberate or extreme od needs urgent medical evaluation. Other than that, let the drug leave the body. The dose will drop substantially after 4-5 hrs (if regular adderall) or 8-10hrs (if adderall-xr). The drug will still be in the system for days, but usually people settle from the direct & indirect effects within a day or so. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a severe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

How long will the effects of a severe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

911: If someone is considering an intentional overdose you should call 911 now. Effects of a severe overdose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can last forever, or until death occurs, in the worst case scenario. Heart attack, stroke, damage to kidneys or liver, psychosis, seizures, and many more possibilities.Ask your dr. Stay clean. ...Read more

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When a man has amphetamine overdose, what does it mean?

Same as a woman: Amphetamine overdose is either accidental or intended. Usually worst thing that happens is insomnia, agitation, tremors, rapid heart beat. Possibly seizures or hallucinations. And one granddaddy of a headache. Methamphetamine is another problem entirely. One doesn't need an overdose of meth to die. Just regular abuse will do it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amphetamine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: amphetamine overdose?

Overdose: In general, an overdose would be the intentional or unintentional overuse of an illicit, prescription/non-prescription medication, or alcohol. "overdosing" on (prescription or illicit) amphetamines can be lethal. Side effects could include (but are not limited to) changes in vital signs, agitation, psychosis, movement disorders, confusion, seizures, or (as above) death. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can somebody get for amphetamine overdose?

What kind of treatment can somebody get for amphetamine overdose?

Depends on why: Prescription amphetamines are reasonably safe, and overdoses rarely cause problems - treated mostly with observation. If the overdose was intentional, then a different set of problems exist - mental health treatment is paramount. If the amphetamine is a recreational drug (ecstasy, meth, bath salts) then another set of issues arise -namely drug rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Is amphetamine overdose always fatal?

Is amphetamine overdose always fatal?

No, it's not: In fact, many amphetamine overdoses are not fatal. At the same time, amphetamines are very dangerous to the heart, and the risk from overdose is an arrythmia or heart attack. There is no antidote for amphetamine overdose. Strong suggestion: stay away from them. Get those you know who are doing them the help they need. ...Read more

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Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Yes it is: If an individual overdoses on amphetamines, it is imperative to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) can be called from anywhere in the United States, at any time. Professional from the national poison control center can give a person instruction on how to proceed until medical attention is received. ...Read more

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Can an amphetamine overdose kill me a year later?

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Amphetamine: Not sure how that is possible a year later. ...Read more

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Are dilated eyes from amphetamine overdose!?

Yes: Depending on the amount ingested can cause reversible dilatation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

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What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) OD: None. Diagnosis is by physical examination, EKG, and labs to include blood work & urine screen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

ER, or just stop it: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Stopping the med is best 1st step; then whomever is prescribing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the med, including benefits &possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages & when doses, or circumstances, change. Get a dose or med better suited for u. ...Read more

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Can an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose be fatal?

Expect so: Overdose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can trigger a cardiac arrhythmia. I hope you are taking it under a doctor's supervision. Speak to your doctor. Do not try to regulate the dose on your own. ...Read more

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What to do if I had Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose (total 20mg accidentally taken)?

Overdose not 20mg.: Assuming that maybe you're not taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for medical purposes, you don't want to take more than 100 mg in any 24 hour period. And even then that can be dangerous depending on your wt. and how long you've been taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and the most mg you've taken. You have to work your way up, you can't just start taking 50mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), you start wi/10 or 15 mg. Start low & go slow. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more