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Signs of an Overdose
If someone exhibits any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately and stay with them until medical professionals arrive.
- Stimulants (Ex: Methamphetamine)
Hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypertension, arrhythmia, agitation, hallucinations and other psychotic features, seizures, cardiovascular emergencies
Depressed level of consciousness, respiratory depression/arrest, cold/clammy skin, cyanosis (bluish skin), markedly constricted pupils (dilated if anoxic brain injury has occurred)
Shallow breathing, weak pulse, clammy skin, coma, death from respiratory arrest
Psychotic features, agitation, delirium
Central nervous system depression, loss of consciousness, stupor or coma, arrhythmia, sudden death
Profound drowsiness, unsteady gait, vomiting, tachycardia, agitation, psychosis
– Source: American Addiction Centers