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What are effects of antidepressant overdose?

What are effects of antidepressant overdose?

Antidepressant OD: The older tricyclic antidepressants are worst in overdose, as they affect the heart . Newer antidepressants can cause confusion, disorientation, delirium & even coma. Some, ex. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) can lead to seizures. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an antidepressant overdose?

What sort of problem is an antidepressant overdose?

Depends: There are many types of antidepressants. Tricyclics cause tachycardia, shaking, seizures, coma, death. Serotonin inhibitors ie fluoxetine causes few problem including lethargy , but can cause hallucinations, GI symptoms. Overdoses are a serious clue to severe depression and thoughts of suicide and are reasons to strongly advise immediate hospitalization. There are few antidotes. ...Read more

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People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent intervention. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for antidepressant overdose?

Depends: Depends on the antidepressant and what clinical symptoms the overdose has caused. Antidepressant overdoses can result in serotonin syndrome, which is usually treated "supportively, " i.e.Cooling blankets, hydration, monitoring of heart and renal function. Sometimes the antiserotonergic drug Cyproheptadine is prescribed. Beta-blockers and benzodiazpeines are sometimes used to treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for a possible antidepressant overdose, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

ER: Without specific information, go to er asap via ambulance. Yes, this sounds dramatic, but-it is the safest way for you to be cared for in this instance. Have a friend or you call 911 -- poison control. They will direct you to the best treatment. Please take the bottle of pills with you and any any oher meds you are taking, including over the counter meds to the er. Good luck take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you overdose on antidepressants?

May be fatal depends: Hope you are not intentionally considering overdosing on antidepressants, if so please talk to a therapist or psychiatrist about your feelings. Overdosing on any medications including antidepressant could be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to go on coma if you overdose on antidepressants?

Depends: It depends on the antidepressant. There are quite a number of antidepressants. The answer would be yes for some and no for others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any insights for why can't some people have antidepressants with no side effects?

Medication: Medications act differently. Some people have reaction to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) while some don't. This can also happen with anti-depressants. I hope this answers your question. Best! ...Read more

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When before side effects from antidepressant wear off?

Depends: Nausea and headaches tend to last only a few days, up to a week. Sometimes the sedation may take a few weeks to acclimate. Some, like sexual dysfunction do not wear off, and stay with the person until they stop the medication. ...Read more