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Surmontil Overdose In Children
Supportive Treatment: Whenever someone intentionally or unintentionally overdoses with any medication, it is an emergency. The individual should be brought to the emergency room immediately. Life support measures are given as necessary. Side effects are treated and managed until they resolve. Then a psychiatric eval once medical stability achieved. If suicidal involuntary hospitalization. If accidental determine cause. ...Read more
Yes: Check with your physician or pharmacist about reliable sources of generics. ...Read more
Been on surmontil (trimipramine) 50 mg. For 12 yrs. Now generic doesn't seem as effective. Is generic the same formulation?
Yes and no: Generics must contain the same active ingredient as the branded product, but other ingredients (fillers) or delivery system (capsule vs pill vs gelcap vs specialized release system) may be different. Generics from other countries may not be tested as thoroughly to make certain dose of active ingredient is consistent. Discuss concerns with fp/doc &/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Unknown: We can neither endorse nor prohibit it during pregnancy. Some similar medicines have been studied, but the results are inconclusive. There may be an increase in risk; on the other hand, if it is helpful to the mother, there may be an increase in risk without it. Consider dosage, trimester, risks and benefits, and involvement of the father and obstetrician, in deciding. ...Read more
Caution advised: The combination together has an increased risk of low blood pressure episodes, seizures, central nervous system depression, psychomotor impairment, and risk of serotonin syndrome. You should discuss this with your physician and as long as you agree to accept the risk, there is no absolute contraindication to taking them together. ...Read more
I don't feel the same after taking generic surmontil (trimipramine). I feel more depressed and anxious. Is this normal? Been on generic about a week.
Brand before?: Answer depends on whether you have been taking brand surmontil (trimipramine) previously. But not a pharm answer! The placebo effect is powerful, both positive and negative, it's possible that your worry about generic being less effective is causing you serious anxiety. It's too soon for a pharm effect, if there were one (unlikely). Give it some time--and do some reading on placebo, it will really be helpful. ...Read more
Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?
Symptoms now??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures. If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more
Overdose: Technically taking more than the recommended dose per the age or weight of a child is considered an overdose. However, that does not mean that this will make the child ill. I would follow up with the child's pediatrician to discuss an appropriate amount based on the child's weight. ...Read more
Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more
I would like to know what the effects of and overdose of amoxicillin are for a 6 yr old girl? The amoxicillin is for two different children of different ages and my daughter just drank 3bottles that were almost full.
Not much: I agree with Dr McMullen, a call to poison control is worthwhile. I would not expect a real toxic outcome, but there is likely a good chance she will have diarrhea. The antibiotics will also kill off a lot of the "good" bacteria in her intestines, so it is a good idea to start loading her with probiotics to re-establish the gut balance. Also look into how/why she had access and make some changes ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Of course: Depends entirely upon what the drug being overdosed. This is a ratio, published for most pharmaceuticals, which gives a risk of the amount of drug to cause death. For some drugs like digitalis, it is a low number but for others like darvon, it is very high (meaning you can take a lot). Most overestimate this and suicide attempts with drugs usually fail for this reason. ...Read more
Most women: Who menstruate naturally have all the female organs to get pregnant, but don't get pregnant due to other, sometimes unknown, reasons. If having sex regularly and still not getting pregnant, tests can be done to check hormone levels, patency of the fallopian tubes and uterine shape, sperm counts on male partners, and meds can be given to stimulate ovulation if not regularly ovulating. ...Read more