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overdoseSubstance abuse Consumption of a therapeutic agent, drug, or narcotic, in excess of that required to produce the desired effects; overdoses are either accidental or suicidal and many agents have their own relatvely characteristic clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic 'fingerprint'. See 'Designer' drugs, Heroin, 'Ice. ', Withdrawal.
overdoseA quantity of a drug well in excess of the recommended dose.
overdoseexcessive drug dose
actual overdose exceeding the normal dose per body mass or per time unit
relative overdose administration of normal dose related to body mass, but effect enhanced through interaction with another drug; or unintentional introduction into the circulation (see local anaesthetic (LA) administration, toxic reaction to LA )
Patient discussion about overdose
Q. so, like I know you can die of a drug overdose, but can you die of an alcohol overdose as well?
Q. My husband takes Zocor (20mg) for his hyperlipidemia. by mistake he took 3 pills (60mg). What to do? My husband suffers from high blood lipids and he is treated with Zocor (Simvastatin). he should take one pill of 20 mg per day. By accident he took 3 pills (60mg) in one day. what to do?
Zocor overdose symptoms will be myalgia and red urine (in a severe overdose) if your husband have one of those symptoms go to the ER as soon as possible.
Q. Is drinking too much water harmful? Is there a condition like “water overdose”?