Q. I had quite a high number of pills for stomach cramps in the last two days. How to manage drug overdose?

Answered by
Dr. Nagaraj Patil
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

Hello doctor,

I had stomach cramps and I have taken 17 different pills over two days. I think it might be a small over-dose of pills. Please help.

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Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Internal Medicine


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Self medications can be dangerous and can risk the lives. I advice you to take plenty of water to flush off absorbed drug from the body. It is better to get liver function tests done to assess the extent of damage to liver, though risk is minimal in your case. Aspirin and Paracetamol are acidic drugs which can cause gastric erosions, symptoms which you are experiencing. I suggest you to take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg twice daily for 15 days and then once daily for another 15 days. Also, use Mucain gel orally 15 ml thrice daily for 10 days. If experiencing severe symptoms, visit your doctor without delay.

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