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Meperidine hydrochloride overdose
Alternative namesPoisoning from an overdose of meperidine.
Home TreatmentDO NOT INDUCE VOMITING .
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberThey will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency roomSome or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)If an antidote can be given, recovery from an acute overdose occurs within 24 to 48 hours.
Update Date: 2/12/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT