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What is the fatality rate from overdosing on sodium pentobarbital?

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WHAT IS THE FATALITY RATE FROM OVERDOSING ON (> 10 GRAMS OF) SODIUM PENTOBARBITAL?

IF FATALITY DOES NOT OCCUR, WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM ORGAN DAMAGES FROM SUCH A DOSE?
Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 in Drug Abuse
 
 
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 1 hour later
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Pentobarbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. Pentobarbital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.
I advice you to seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of pentobarbital can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include pinpoint or dilated pupils, weak or limp feeling, urinating less than usual or not at all, fast heart rate, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
The toxic dose of barbiturates varies considerably. In general, an oral dose of 1 gram of most barbiturates produces serious poisoning in an adult. Death commonly occurs after 2 to 10 grams of ingested barbiturate.
Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
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