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The term drug overdose describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced. An overdose may result in a toxic state or death. Contents. [hide]. 1 Classification; 2 Signs and symptoms; 3 Causes ...


Treatment will be dictated by the specific drug taken in the overdose. Information provided about amount, time, and underlying medical problems will be very helpful. The stomach may be washed out by gastric lavage (stomach pumping) to mechanically remove unabsorbed drugs ...


Sep 18, 2017 ... WebMD explains first aid steps for treating a drug overdose.


Drug overdoses are dangerous—and sometimes fatal—so understanding the symptoms and signs could save a life. Learn about how to find treatment today.


Drug overdoses can be accidental or intentional, and they can be caused by either recreational or over-the-counter drugs. Many drugs offer the potential for overdose, including heroin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, Benadryl, Xanax, Tylenol, nicotine, caffeine, aspirin, Adderall, and more.


To prevent accidental overdoses, medications, even over-the-counter pain relievers and vitamins, must be kept in a safe, secure place. Intentional overdoses are harder to prevent, unless the underlying problems are addressed. Unintentional, illicit drug overdose is a serious problem best solved by getting the person away ...


What Exams and Tests Do Physicians Use to Diagnose a Drug Overdose? What Is the Treatment for a Drug Overdose?


When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for a Suspected Drug Overdose? What Specialists Treat a Drug Overdose?


Mar 7, 2015 ... Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Here's what happens during an overdose, and how to treat it before it's too late.