Symptoms and Precautions for Drug Overdose

By: Rapiddrugdetection.com

Drug overdose is the application or ingestion of the drug substances in the amount more than the recommended quantity. Its effects can be a discriminating level of the therapeutic effects seen with regular use. The excess amount of the drug required to cause overdose differs with the kind of drug and the person taking it. In overdose, side effects become more definite, and other effects that don't occur with the normal use may take place. There is a possibility of causing minimal effect by taking large overdose and even may effect severely with the less overdose.

Symptoms for Drug Overdose
The effect of overdose may have various symptoms depending upon the type of drug taken. Probably we can find the following symptoms for taking overdose of drug.
?Depending upon the drug taken, specific drugs can damage specific organs.
?There is a possibility of causing problems with crucial signs like pulse rate, blood pressure, temperature.

These sign values may be decreased, increased, or entirely absent.
?Overdose of drug may cause certain common effects like drowsiness, confusion, and it can be dangerous if the person breathes vomit into the lungs.
?The skin of the person can be cool and sweating, or hot and dry.
?There is a possibility of chest pain and the damage of lungs or heart may be caused. There can be difficulty in breathing, which can get fast, slow, deep or shallow.
?There is a possibility of causing diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or nausea. If the person is vomiting blood, or blood in bowel movements, it can be threatening to their life.

Preventions for Drug Overdose
?Never take a drug without the prescription of any doctor, or physician, as the dose they suggest.
?Always read the label of the pack to ensure the correct medicine.
?Inform your doctor if there is any previous side effects or adverse reactions to medication and if any unusual symptoms occurred after taking the medicine.
?Never take the mix of depressant drugs such as, alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and barbiturates collectively.
?To estimate the power of the drug, begin with a less dosage, and increase the dose level in required.
?Be cautious in taking a drug after a period of its necessity, as your tolerance may be considerably less.
?If you have a pharmaceutical chemical, make sure it is not expired before you take. It may lead in increasing the toxicity.
?Store the medicines in the childproof bottles and place them out of the child's reach.The above information provides an awareness regarding the drug overdose, and its symptoms and precautions that are essential to consider.

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