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Propoxyphene Overdose (Overview)

Propoxyphene (Darvon) is a narcotic pain reliever. Overdose symptoms could include: either small or dialated pupis, cold /clammy skin, blue lips, sedation, confusion, fainting, weak, slow or irregular pulse & slow, shallow breathing or resiratory arrest. The FDA banned Darvon & other medications that contain propoxyphene due to potential cardiac problems.


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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Propoxyphene Overdose (Overview)

Propoxyphene (Darvon) is a narcotic pain reliever. Overdose symptoms could include: either small or dialated pupis, cold /clammy skin, blue lips, sedation, confusion, fainting, weak, slow or irregular pulse & slow, shallow breathing or resiratory arrest. The FDA banned Darvon & other medications that contain propoxyphene due to potential cardiac problems.


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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that oxycodone needs to bind to in order to exert its effect. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene napsylate?

Darvocet: Propoxyphene is a very weak opioid with many side effects, including seizures, that is now off the market. It is a poor analgesic and i would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Is narcotic overdose common?

Is narcotic overdose common?

Prescription>illegal: There are currently more deaths occurring from abuse of prescription narcotics than from heroin. ...Read more

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

Yes it may be: Is a muscle relaxant.It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Norflex (orphenadrine) has euphoric effects. Therefore, potential addiction or habit-forming is a good possibility. The medicine should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. The mood elevating effects may occur even at therapeutic doses of the drug. ...Read more

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How addictive is oxycodone acetaminophen?

How addictive is oxycodone acetaminophen?

Opiate addiction: All opiates have addiction potential. The more potent/powerful drug, the higher addiction potential. In general, people are more addicted to short acting opiate than long acting opiate. ...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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Opana ER 20mg (oxymorphone) question on addictive effects?

Opana ER 20mg (oxymorphone) question on addictive effects?

Oxymorphone: Opana is an opioid. All opioids have the potential for addiction. Caution should be exercised when using these opioid medications. ...Read more

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Is nubain dangerous and/or addictive?

Is nubain dangerous and/or addictive?

Yes.: A person can use excessive amounts of Nubain and suffer the consequences of too much of an opiod in their system. It can depress their breathing and possibly cause death in high doses. Because it is an opiod it is also prone to cause physical dependancy, abuse and addiction. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

Is Suboxone withdrawal  dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, but can be very prolonged. Ask your doctor how to wean off of Suboxone. It will not happen without your effort, but it is doable. Some techniques are well known ...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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Is expired hydrocodone apap syrup safe?

Expired meds: Expired meds, including hydrocodone, still have potency, but perhaps not as much as the fresh medication. There is no danger in taking them, with rare exceptions. ...Read more

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Propoxyphene (Definition)

Propoxyphene is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more