Drug Overdose

Drug overdose is the intentional or accidental consumption of over-the-counter drugs, medications, and recreational substances in quantities higher than the recommended dosage. It can cause temporary side effects, irreversible organ damage or even death.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

My wife accidentally overdosed our 10-year-old daughter on Calpol 650 mg tablets. Will it harm her?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-year-old daughter weighs about 73 pounds. My wife accidentally gave my daughter one and a half Calpol 650 tablets three times a day (in a single day). We are also giving her the syrup Bro-Zedex about 7 ml. Is this regarded as a serious overdose? Should I be concerned? Are there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and below is my suggestion. Your daughter has been given a 450 mg overdose. Up to 2475 mg per day can be the maximum dose that can be allowable. So yes, she has been given an overdose of Paracetamol. I suggest you seek medical help from a nearby...  Read Full »

What happens if my 2-year-old daughter overdoses with fever medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 2 and a half years old, and due to a low-grade fever, she was prescribed one teaspoon of Opox 50. But accidentally, my wife gave her one teaspoon of Opox 100 last night. My daughter started vomiting at 2.30 AM. She complained of a little headache too. Is this a serious i...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be an episode of an overdose of Cefpodoxime. One of the adverse effects of Cefpodoxime is vomiting, and in her case, since the medicine was given in a higher quantity, it may have lead to vomiting. But, do not worry. Whenever something like this happens, ...  Read Full »

Is It Tough To Overcome Benadryl Addiction And Get A Sound Sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am spending sleepless nights. I am struggling to fall asleep and often get disturbed by dreams. I feel restless legs throughout the night. The next morning when I wake up I feel fatigue. I am addicted to Benadryl to get sleep. But, I am trying to avoid it now. Please guide me for a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaints, it seems that you might have developed dependence on Benadryl. And it is quite possible that due to this dependence you might be having these symptoms. Benadryl is basically a Codeine-based cough syrup, which is an antitussive agent OTC (over...  Read Full »

What should I do if I took 600 mg of tablet Tegretol instead of 200 mg?

Query: Hello doctor,I have the following question about the tablet Tegretol:I have been taking Tegretol 200 mg in the morning and 400 mg in the evening for bipolar disorder for nearly two years now. I accidentally mixed up Tegretol with my allergy medicine yesterday morning and therefore took 600 mg of Teg...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You do not need to worry about it. Since more than 12 hours have passed after taking 600 mg of tablet Tegretol (Carbamazepine), I do not think there is any risk of poisoning. Even at 600 mg, the drug is safe.Kindly take plenty of water and avoid taking an overdose in the...  Read Full »

I am on Adderall for ADD and I am unable to sleep. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADD and taking Adderall 20 mg twice daily. Usually, my sleep is good and rarely I may feel difficult to sleep. Also, I only take prescription when I am supposed to. But, for the past one week, I am unable to sleep. I took my sleeping pills and still just could not sleep. As till ea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to know how long have you been taking that dose of Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine)? It is relatively high dose. Usually, with greater than 20 mg it has less effect on ADD (attention deficit disorder) and you...  Read Full »

If I had six Paracetamol tablets and seven of Mefenamic acid, how bad can it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. What if I have six tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol (Crocin advance) and seven tablets of 500 mg Mefenamic acid (Ponstan forte) in one go (within five minutes)? How bad will it be? What will the side effects be?  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This dose is really too high. You should not take medicines like this without a proper prescription from your doctor. You may have acute liver failure. Stop them right now and take a high-carbohydrate diet for the next five to seven days. Do not do this in the future...  Read Full »

I overdosed on the tablet Trazodone when I was a little over three weeks pregnant. Will it cause birth defects in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 14 weeks pregnant. I have had irregular periods, and my LMP was around four months back. When I was 3 weeks 6 days pregnant (based on ultrasound), I had an overdose of about 1000 mg of tablet Trazodone. I came to know that I was pregnant only two days later. I understand that the...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Congenital malformations may be caused by genetic factors, environmental teratogens, or both that occur during embryogenesis. However, common congenital malformations have a multifactorial inheritance. During the first two weeks of gestation,...  Read Full »

I had taken Clonazepam, Amitriptyline, Tramadol, and Paracetamol together. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sleeping issues, and I had different medicines for the same. I was prescribed Zopiclone and Clonazepam, but they had no effect. I had taken Clonazepam more than the recommended sound but still could not sleep for more than 3 hours. So I had taken Clonazepam, Amitriptyline, Tramadol,...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I understand your concern, but taking these medications in inappropriate doses could be fatal. A medication like Clonazepam in large doses could affect the muscles of respiration and cause tolerance. Tramadol and Parace...  Read Full »

I accidentally took ten tablets of Codamol in the last 24 hours. Will it harm me?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally took 5000 mg of tablet Paracetamol in the last 24 hours. Will it harm me? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would be fine if you do not have an allergy to the tablet Paracetamol and if your liver has no prior damage. But avoid taking it further. And do take it in the prescribed dose. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why did I not have a liver damage despite consuming 60 tablets of Paracetamol in two days?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months back, I took an overdose of Paracetamol tablets. I took 30 tablets once, 20 tablets after two days, and 10 more a few hours later. Three days later, I was taken to the hospital, and my tests did not show any liver damage. I did not vomit; however, I felt very nauseous. Also...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you out. 60 tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol tablets are definitely a fatal dose; however, as you consumed them in installments, it has prevented liver damage. The tablets get metabolized in 8 to 16 hours. It is not reco...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.