Its most frequent use is for treatment of opioid overdoses.
A substantial number of poisonings also occur as suicide attempts or drug overdoses.
Drug overdoses, both accidental and intentional, are the leading cause of poisoning in adults.
Drug overdoses cause a range of symptoms, including excitability, sleepiness, confusion, unconsciousness, rapid heartbeat, convulsions, nausea, and changes in blood pressure.
Overdoses of acetaminophen may cause nausea, vomiting, sweating, and exhaustion.
Very large overdoses can cause liver damage.
Overdoses of narcotics can cause drowsiness, unconsciousness, and even death because these drugs suppress respiration.
Rumors of overdoses and severe substance abuse problems, several stints in rehab, and a rocky relationship with her husband that frequently spills out into public physical confrontations have all played chaos with Amy's career.
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