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  • opioids
  • This is especially important for situations that include overdose of long-acting opioids, which can continue to cause symptoms over a period of hours. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to identify those at risk and help save the lives of patients who overdose on opioids, said Talia Puzantian, a pharmacist and associate professor of clinical sciences at Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, Calif. (usatoday.com)
  • The drug binds to opioid receptors, reversing the effect of opioids and helping someone who has overdosed to breathe again. (usatoday.com)
  • Two groups of people are most at risk of prescription drug overdose in this country: people who take high doses of opioids for medical uses over a long period of time and people who abuse opioids by taking them without a medical reason for doing so. (poison.org)
  • Signs
  • When people have had too much, they may show some signs or symptoms that could tell you whether or not they may have overdosed. (google.com)
  • Vomiting and a loss of coordination are quite common signs of an overdose, as well as pale or slightly blue skin. (google.com)
  • If they are showing signs of any of these other symptoms, then it's very likely that they have had an overdose and you should call an ambulance. (google.com)
  • In order for an adult dog to begin showing the signs of an overdose, it needs to take over 20 times the normal dose according to "The Pill Book Guide to Medication For Your Dog and Cat. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Signs of praziquantel overdose in dogs include vomiting, unusually heavy drooling, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, coordination problems and sudden loss of energy. (ehow.co.uk)
  • 1999
  • During 1999--2008, overdose death rates, sales, and substance abuse treatment admissions related to OPR all increased substantially. (cdc.gov)
  • 100,000
  • Among the states, OPR sales varied fourfold in 2002 ( 7 ), and death rates for overdoses involving OPR varied from 1.8 to 15.6 per 100,000 population in 2006 ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • aspirin
  • Fantasia Barrino , Season 3 winner of American Idol, 26, was hospitalized after an overdose of "aspirin and a sleep aid" Monday night. (medpagetoday.com)
  • chances
  • Although the chances for an overdose are rare in dogs, it is possible, especially for young or weak dogs. (ehow.co.uk)
  • often
  • However, the experience is not often able to prevent those users from having another overdose in the future. (google.com)
  • death
  • An overdose may result in a toxic state or death . (wikipedia.org)
  • If this overdose is not treated with chelation therapy , it can lead to death or a permanent coma . (wikipedia.org)
  • Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living have a number of resources and programs aimed at reducing illness and death associated with overdose. (gov.mb.ca)
  • This should be treated as a medical emergency because death can happen after an overdose. (ehow.co.uk)