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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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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Could be: Clonidine lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and decreases breathing, so overdose can be potentially fatal. All overdoses of any medications should be evaluated by a medical professional, and if the overdose was taken on purpose, also by a mental health professional. Overdoses may require treatment in the er to pump the stomach or to reverse effects of meds already absorbed. ...Read more

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How deadly is an aspirin overdose?

How deadly is an aspirin overdose?

Deadly: If you overdose on only a few the risk of death is not that great but large quantities will have a high potential for death. It is not a pleasant way to go. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous when taken as an overdose?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous when taken as an overdose?

Overdose: Any medicine is prescribed at the correct dosage. Any medication taken in excessive amounts is dangerous and can be fatal. ...Read more

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How much seroquel (quetiapine) is considered to be a dangerous overdose?

How much seroquel (quetiapine) is considered to be a dangerous overdose?

Overdose = Dangerous: If the overdose was intentional then any dose is dangerous. A suicide attempt is a medical emergency. Seek assistance immediately. The manufacturer recommends a maximum dose of 800md/day. Overdoses any where from 9 grams to 30 grams have been reported. Usually not fatal, but fatalities have occurred. I would recommed emergency treatment with any overdose that alters one's mental status. ...Read more

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What is the reported fatal effect of taking pradaxa? Is it really dangerous?

What is the reported fatal effect of taking pradaxa? Is it really dangerous?

Pradaxa: Pradaxa is an oral blood clotting preventer. The biggest side effect is bleeding which can be fatal. The person can bleed to death or bleed into the brain and die that way. This side effect is a property of all the blood clotting preventing drugs(anticoagulants)and is not unique to pradaxa. ...Read more

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Is it a for sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Is it a for sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Get help - Lethal : Diphenhydramine over doses are rare. Please don't use this drug or any other to overdose. Sometimes it may seem like suicide is the only way out of your problems. But there are options - getting help is the best option. Your problems can be worked through - but not if you are dead. If you are having active thought of suicide please have a relative or friend take you to the nearest er or call 911. ...Read more

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Is emphysema always fatal?

Is emphysema always fatal?

Emphysema: Severe emphysema in late stages can cause respiratory failure.Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. http://patient.info/health/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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Is normal tachycardia fatal? Which tachycardia is fatal?

Is normal tachycardia fatal? Which tachycardia is fatal?

It all depends on : Heart rate, but sinus tachycardia rarely goes over 150. Atrial tachycardia is more serious because it can go up to 200, but it usually does not progress to cardiac arrest. Ventricular tachcardia is more serious because it can progress to cardiac arrest in a few seconds. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic agent. It can cause respiratory depression which means you stop breathing. Please seek help immediately if you or someone you know has taken an overdose or is planning on taking an overdose. This is not something to play around with at all! ...Read more

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

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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Is it common for someone to die of diphenhydramine overdose?

No: It's very unlikely. A person might sleep for a number of hours, but the breathing is not affected so dying is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Can an overdose of diotroxin be fatal?

Yes: Overdose of anything can be fatal, but especially so with thyroid replacement hormone. ...Read more

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Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Overdose: If considering an overdose of any medication -- not just surmontil (trimipramine) -- please see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. This inclination may signify a serious condition that needs treatment. ...Read more

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What dosage of methadone would potentially be fatal?

What dosage of methadone would potentially be fatal?

It is our policy to: Not comment on such matters. If you are suicidal you should get help. Call the. National suicidal lifeline at 18002738255 or. The drug abuse helpline 1-866-643-6144. You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

Very Very Serious: One of the most common overdoses in the country is acetamenophen overdose. Every day there are ICU over the country with patient overdosed on this drug. It causes liver failure and and death. Sadly this is all due to an over the counter drug. Acetamenophen should be used cautiously, carefully and for it's intended purpose. See care immediatley if you suspect your have overdosed on this med. ...Read more

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Why is marihuana considered a lethal drug?

Why is marihuana considered a lethal drug?

Politics: Marijuana is only considered a lethal drug by the U.S. Government. There is no scientific evidence of that (provided your only drug is marijuana). It is difficult to die from marijuana. However, alcohol which is a legal, "non-lethal" drug directly causes scores of deaths every year. ...Read more

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What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

Two ways at least: I wish i had not seen this so often as a pathologist. Breathing may simply stop as a result of the drug. Or for some reason that we've not been able to figure out, the air spaces of the lungs suddenly fill with fluid. Foam gushes from the mouth and the user dies. I give families the comfort that witnesses to this event say it seems that the person does not suffer -- but who knows for sure? ...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