Drug Overdose (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Home care should not be done without first consulting a doctor or poison expert.
For some accidental drug overdoses, the local poison control center may recommend home therapy and observation. Because of the potential for problems after some overdoses, syrup of ipecac or other therapies should not be given unless directed by a medical professional.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015
Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James S Cohen, MD
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