Overdose

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Overdose is a common problem encountered in the Accident and Emergency department. The following drugs are commonly taken in overdose in the UK:

Management

Ultimately this depends on the drug, or drugs, taken. Initial management is that of Airway, Breathing and Circulation followed by:

See also suicide and deliberate self-harm. The latter is more common than attempts at the former.

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