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Can a person die from a cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

Can a person die from a cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

YES: It is contraindicated inpatients with hpn or CAD due to side effects. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose can kill a person. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Ergotamine And Caffeine (Definition)

Ergotamine|caffeine is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

See below: Cafergot is a medication that is a combination of ergotamine and caffeine. It is commonly used for the treatment of migraine headaches. An overdose is the ingestion of greater than the suggested amount of a substance. Symptoms of Cafergot overdose may include nausea, vomiting, numbness in fingers or toes, confusion, and in rare cases death. Prompt medical care is essential if overdose occurs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

What is the treatment for cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

Emesis/ lavage: An overdose of Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) can be treated by induction of emesis or gastric lavage. Hypotension & convulsions may require treatment and pulmonary ventilation must be maintained. Vasodialators are sometimes used for peripheral vasospasm. ...Read more

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Can I die from taking too much cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine)?

Can I die from taking too much cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine)?

YES: It is contraindicated inpatients with hpn or CAD due to side effects. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose can kill a person. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraine weekly. Panadols and paracetamol doesn't help. Pacofen works occasionally, and cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is losing it's effect. What can I do?

I suffer from migraine weekly. Panadols and paracetamol doesn't help. Pacofen works occasionally, and cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is losing it's effect. What can I do?

See a trained doctor: You can try medications but who wants to be on medications. Most headaches past through the trigeminal nerve or the main dental nerve. Find a doctor trained in trudenta like myself. It will change your life. Go to trudenta. Com to find a doctor in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on a mix of drugs?

It could be very: Serious!! If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does a drug overdose happen?

Long answer: There are a lot of reasons why overdose happens. There is an established set of dosages for medications based on the disease they are being used to treat for. When that dosage is exceeded, that is an overdose. Some overdoses do not harm a patient, but a harmful overdose can happen when the amount prescribed is exceeded. Different drugs have different effects when overdosed. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens for a drug overdose and slit wrists?

Hopefully the: Person involved will receive emergency care. They will be monitored ; stablized. When possible, blood levels of the drugs overdosed on will be measured. If the person can't breath - a breathing tube may be used. They may have intravenous fluids. Sometimes the stomach is pumped and charcoal may be given. Depending on depth of wrist laceration depth- they may need to be sutured or even surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for drug overdose?

Depends...: It depends on what agent has been overdosed. Some patients will require observation but others will require ICU level care, perhaps even life support! Some overdosages are more dangerous than others do all overdoses need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the care that is necessary. ...Read more

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Can a homeopathic medicine overdose kill you?

No: Homeopathic medicines are prepared in very dilute quantities, such that above the potencies of 12c or 24x, it's unlikely to find a molecule of the original substance from which the remedy was made. This is what some point to as the "nonsense" of homeopathy -- but dr. Hahnemann wrote of using a spiritual substance to deal with a spiritual, energetic aspect of the person (his or her healing system). ...Read more

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What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

Some are illicit: Methanol can cause blindness, and anti-tb drugs like Ethambutol & rifampin. Steroids can cause glaucoma, antimalarials like Hydroxychloroquine can damage the macula. Talc retinopathy can occur with intravenous drug use. Direct retinal toxicity can occur from injected gentamicin. The precautionary principle demands withdrawal of potentially toxic drugs once diminished visual function is documented. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is rehab for a drug overdose?

Drug rehab time: The question is too broad for a simple answer. How long has the abuser been abusing, why does he/she want to stop, what substances were used, and now often were they used. These are some of the? S that can predict in or out patient time, but the real, answer is: for the rest of your life! ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more

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What should happen if I overdosed on anti-thyroid drugs?

What should happen if I overdosed on anti-thyroid drugs?

Hypothyroid: You can become hypothyroid. This is usually not a major problem, and is easily rectified. More concerning would be adverse reaction to the meds. This could cause liver toxicity or blood disorders. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if I overdose cough medicine?

I'm curious what could happen if I overdose cough medicine?

A whole host: Intoxication, loss of sensation, brain damage in the form of lesions into your brain, hallucinations, etc. It's not a good idea to get high on or overdose on cough syrup. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Overdose cough meds: Hello. Overdose of anything is trouble. Worse case is respiratory suppression with a narcotic cough medication that leads to death. Question is why do you need more than recommended cough medication? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug overdose leading to circulatory collapse?

Can you tell me about drug overdose leading to circulatory collapse?

Depends: On the amount and dosage of the drugs you take along with other drugs and alcohol. The most dangerous are the long acting opiates taken concomitantly with alcohol, tricyclic antidepressants, or benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a drug overdose from suicide attempt?

How do you tell the difference between a drug overdose from suicide attempt?

Same: Please make sure this very hurt person gets excellent treatment from a really good psychiatrist.
When? Tomorrow 9:00 am. ...Read more

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How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to have a drug overdose?

Varies: Usually, an overdose would require doses much higher than a normal daily dose. However, if a person happens to be sensitive to the effects of the medicine, it may not require a dose much different than the daily prescribed dose. ...Read more

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If a patient overdosed on halcion, (triazolam) what drug would you give him / her?

If a patient overdosed on halcion, (triazolam) what drug would you give him / her?

Flumazenil (clonazepam): Only works for a short time, so must be continually monitored until halcyon has been metabolized. Fortunately, triazolam is of relatively short duration, unlike valium which has a very long half life, a long duration of action. That is why valium is a poor choice to reduce dental anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over my addiction of overdosing myself with prescribed drugs whenever I am upset or angry?

Can you tell me how to get over my addiction of overdosing myself with prescribed drugs whenever I am upset or angry?

Analysis: Self destructive behavior suggests an inward hated or anger. Trying to understand the cause of that anger or Unforgiveness of self requires contemplation and insight, which may need some guidance from a therapist or psychologist. Opening up your thoughts and feelings to a trained therapist, can lead to a road of recovery. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between overdosing and taking a little too much of your medicine?

Too much: An overdose is the ingestion of an amount which could cause unwanted symptoms and occasional damage or death. Most medications have a large range of risk and a little too much is usually not harmful. If you are not sure, call your doctor or poison control center. ...Read more

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What is drug overdose like?

Many symptoms: This depends entirely upon the drug taken you may experience heightened sensations that are psychedelic, you may experience prolonged sleep, you can lose your reasoning capacity and communication skills, some get violent or just plain stupid and in extreme overdose you may stop breathing or you heart may stop and you could die. ...Read more

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Could you overdose on detox medicine?

Yes: Your body actually detoxifies itself naturally, and "pop" remedies to do it yourself are frauds, some of them dangerous. Those that will make you sick to "cleanse" you have landed people in the intensive care unit. Be discerning. Eating sensibly and exercising will do you far more good than fake treatments to remove make-believe "poisons". Be decent to yourself & get with real science 2B healthy. ...Read more

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If you get drug overdose, how do you feel?

Likely nothing: The first sign of overdose may be death- no other warning. This is true if we are talking about opioids, sedatives and perhaps alcohol. If we are talking about Cocaine or other stimulants- it may be anxiety, palpitations, seizures, tremors and than perhaps death. However, these symptoms can be seen in sensitive individuals even with very low exposures. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Cafergot (Definition)

Cafergot is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more