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Drug overdose

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Medicine or Drug Overdose | myVMC

A drug overdose occurs after a person consumes too much of a drug, medication or poison. Overdose can occur accidentally when a person inadvertently takes the incorrect medication or dose, or when they intentionally misuse drugs to get high or with the intention of self-harming (e.g. committing suicide).

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Drug overdose - Better Health Channel

Alcohol, medications, illegal drugs and some herbal remedies can all cause damage if an overdose is taken.

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ADF - Insights - An overdose happens when a toxic amount of a drug or a combination of drugs causes a severe adverse reaction.

Many people think this is the result of consuming too much of a drug. This is often the case. Combining drugs, and alcohol increases chances of overdosing..

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6 lifesaving tips when taking medication - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

No medications are completely safe. The number of Australians overdosing on pharmaceutical drugs has now overtaken the road toll..

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Things to ask your GP - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

We have a problem in Australia with the over prescription of some medications, causing many of us unnecessary side effects including addiction and overdose

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ADF - Drug Facts - Inhalants

Inhalants are common household, industrial and medical products that produce vapours, which some people inhale to make them feel intoxicated or high.

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Cocaine: use with other drugs - myDr.com.au

Snorting and injecting cocaine can result in long-term effects on your health.

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ADF - Drug Facts - PMA & PMMA

PMA & PMMA are stimulants with hallucinogenic effects similar to MDMA. In fact most people who take PMA or PMMA think they are taking ecstasy.

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Carbosorb X Oral suspension - myDr.com.au

Carbosorb X Oral suspension - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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DigiFab Powder for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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