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Accidental or intentional drug overdose may take place when a person ingests a large dose of a certain medicine. This happens because the metabolism cannot expend the heavy dosage. This kind of overdose may threaten the vital signs of the patient’s body including the temperature, the blood pressure and even the pulse rate.
HOW IS DRUG OVERDOSE DIAGNOSED?
Drug overdose is often an emergency situation that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment. General physicians determine the drug consumed by asking the person if he is conscious. Examination for drug testing, toxidromes or lab tests help determine the substance if the person is not able to answer questions.
HOW IS DRUG OVERDOSE TREATED?
Treatment for drug overdose aims at stabilizing the person and bringing his vital signs under control. Ventilation may be considered for very low breathing rate. Monitoring of the patient is required throughout the day. Once he or she is stable, toxin removal may be considered for recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Call the local poison control centre to treat an overdose.