Drug overdose is not always associated with drugs. The use of drugs for medical purposes can also cause this. An overdose can occur suddenly when a person taking high doses at once, or with low dose gradually so that long-duration drug substances accumulate in the body. An overdose of the drug was an emergency medical conditions. Thus, what are the signs of drug overdose?
Symptoms of a drug overdose is the most common and recognizable.
An overdose of the drug can bring up a varied effect on everyone, depending on the condition of a person’s body, the type of drug, and the dose taken.
In General, symptoms include:
- Drastic changes in the body’s vital signs. For example, decreased body temperature or drastic rise suddenly; heart rate suddenly weakened or even pounding toned irregular; blood pressure drops or increased sharply. Usually, anything related to problems on vital signs can be life threatening.
- Short and rushed breath; It’s hard to breathe or breath precisely slowing down.
- Vomiting; some can vomit blood.
- Stomach cramps.
- Lost balance.
- Confusion; daze.
- Drowsiness that is not overwhelming.
- The skin is cold and sweating, or instead was hot and dry.
- Chest pain, is usually caused due to damage to the heart or lungs.
- Lost consciousness; hallucinations; seizures; coma.
Specific symptoms fit the type of drug.
Each of the different drugs will bring up the different symptoms of an overdose. Symptoms of excessive drug dosage according to a specific type of drug are:
- Antidepressants: eye pupil widening, shortness of breath, weak or rapid pulse, sweating, and coma.
- Hallucinogens: delusions or hallucinations, seizures, convulsions, until unconscious.
- An inhalant: seizures and unconscious can cause death.
- Mari**juana: paranoid, exhausted and paranoid hallucinations, excessive.
- Narco**tics: wrinkled skin, seizures, short breath, until the coma.
- Stimulant: fever, hallucinations, seizures, agitation (excess motor activity that’s out due to strained feelings), and can cause death.
If after taking certain drugs, you or another person experience the symptoms above, please go to a nearby hospital to get a proper handling. The intake of the dose of a drug that is outside the limits of tolerance of the body can be harmful and threatening. Someone does not need to show all of the above at once to be classified as an overdose. Only experienced one or two symptoms can still mean they need emergency assistance.
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