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.

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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 accidentally took a double dose of the tablet Sertraline. Should I be concerned for the same?

Query: Hello doctor,My weight is 146 kgs. I have been taking the tablet Sertraline 150 mg for 14 years. Unfortunately, I accidentally took a double dose of the tablet because I thought I was taking the tablet Paracetamol. Do I need to worry about the overdose?  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tablet doses come in 25, 50, and 100 mg, and the maximum daily limit should not exceed 200 mg. Did you have any symptoms after taking the medications? Do you check your blood pressure once in a while? I do not think you will face any sort of issues. It has been alm...  Read Full »

I overdosed on medicines two years back. Have I damaged my liver and kidneys?

Query: Hello doctor, I had overdosed on multiple medicines two years back, which included eight iron tablets on two occasions, 16 tablets of Avil 25 mg, and SSRI twice, all on different occasions. Two years back, my SGPT was 106 months after my last overdose incident, and my creatinine was 1.2. Since then...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you had an overdose of a few medicines two years back. This will usually cause transient damage to your liver and kidney. These organs will recover completely if there is no underlying inherent disease for them. You need to avoid any further occurrences li...  Read Full »

What should I do If I take two doses of my thyroid medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I work nights and was taking my morning (AM) dose of Armour Thyroid with me and was going to put it in my pocket. However, I had a multivitamin tablet in my other hand, and instead of pocketing the thyroid medicine, I took it by mistake. It is Armour Thyroid 90 mg. I tried to vomit it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query, and from what you have described, I understand that you have taken a double daily dose of Armour Thyroid that totals up to 180 mg (90 mg multiplied by 2). This is a serious issue, and you need to visit an emergency room to monitor your heart rate and b...  Read Full »

What should I do if I have taken seven 500mg crocin(paracetamol) tablets together?

Query: Hi, What should I do if I have taken seven 500 mg crocin tablets together?  Read Full »


Dr. Ignatius Soon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you indeed took 7 x 500mg crocin tablets which on the GSK website are paracetamol tablets, your total dose is 7X500mg = 3500mg of Paracetamol. The answer would depend on how heavy you are. Most of the time, the toxic dose is 200mg per kilogram. For example, if you ...  Read Full »

Am I in any sort of danger if I accidentally overdosed on Propranolol?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor asked me to take 10 mg of Inderal three times a day. I accidentally took 20 mg this time. Am I in danger?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not be worried about having taken 20 mg of Inderal (Propranolol). The range of dosages of Inderal is very wide. You are not in danger. Revert back to a cardiologist online for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

My skin itches and hurts during workouts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin hurts and itches during the workout, and also it gets hurt when I am out in the sun. When my body temperature is high, my skin starts to hurt and itch. After my body cools and my heart rate gets stable, the itching and pain stop. Especially in my face, chest, and back, I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your given history, it seems that you have developed photoallergic reactions due to chronic use of Doxycycline almost for two years. Maybe you have acne rosacea as there is frequent flushing, redness, and small lumpy red spots developed along with tiny blood vessel...  Read Full »

I have swallowed three tablets of Dolo 650 at a time. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years female with no health issues. I have taken three tablets of Dolo 650 at a time on an empty stomach today. What can I do now? I am worried. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Can you please tell me why did you take three tablets? Did you take it due to stress or to treat some severe pain or fever? How many hours have passed already? If you eat properly and drink plenty of water, it will help to metabolite ...  Read Full »

Can frequent bowel issues and low Hb be signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches, and I weigh about 87 kg. For the past 4 to 5 years, I am suffering from indigestion. This got more serious in the recent years. It used to occur three to four times every week, especially after lunch. I sought medical help an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you are most likely having NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). It is caused by an increased fat and carbohydrate intake leading to a fatty liver. Over a long time, like 20 years, it can lead to liver failure and cancer of the liver. You al...  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 5 ml of Opox 50. But accidentally, my wife gave her 5 ml of Opox 100 last night. My daughter started vomiting at 2.30 AM. She complained of a little headache too. Is this a serious issue? Please ...  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 »

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