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opioid overdose- respiratory rate less than 12

naloxone- Narcan only until respiratory rate is normal not return to normal level of consciousness-- NEVER activated charcoal


benzodiazepine overdose



Acetaminophen overdose

N-acetyl cysteine, can also uses activated charcoal if 4 hours within ingestion


Tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, respiratory rate, mydriasis, CNS stimulation.

anti-histamines, tricyclics, parkinson's meds, sympathomemetics- cocaine, pseudoephedrine, caffeine, LSD, ecstacy


Decreased respiratory rate, decreased mental status, physiologic depression, miosis

EtOH, benzos, organophosphate- insectacides, toxic alcohols


Salicylate overdose (ASA) (peto-bismol) topical wart remover, wintergreen pain relievers- (fatal - 3 grams in children; 10-30 grams in adults)- sx hypertnea- rapid deep breathing, metabolic alkalosis, cerebral glucose can be low, may need dialysis

Activated charcoal within 2 hours of ingestion; activated bicarb to neutralize urine, fluids, glucose,