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What kind of treatment can somebody get for amphetamine overdose?

What kind of treatment can somebody get for amphetamine overdose?

Depends on why: Prescription amphetamines are reasonably safe, and overdoses rarely cause problems - treated mostly with observation. If the overdose was intentional, then a different set of problems exist - mental health treatment is paramount. If the amphetamine is a recreational drug (ecstasy, meth, bath salts) then another set of issues arise -namely drug rehabilitation. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

ER, or just stop it: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Stopping the med is best 1st step; then whomever is prescribing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the med, including benefits &possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages & when doses, or circumstances, change. Get a dose or med better suited for u. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amphetamine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: amphetamine overdose?

Overdose: 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, or (as above) death. ...Read more

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Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Yes it is: If an individual overdoses on amphetamines, it is imperative to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) can be called from anywhere in the United States, at any time. Professional from the national poison control center can give a person instruction on how to proceed until medical attention is received. ...Read more

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Are dilated eyes from amphetamine overdose!?

Yes: Depending on the amount ingested can cause reversible dilatation. ...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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Can an amphetamine overdose kill me a year later?

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Amphetamine: Not sure how that is possible a year later. ...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