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Over intake of sedatives due to depression - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my friend called me and she locked herself in her room and took 60 300 mg neurontins, 2 200mg seroquel, and 8 .5 mg klonopin, is she going to die if she doesnt get medical attention soon?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   These medications can cause excessive drowsiness which can affect both the brain and the respiration
Doctor :   So I would suggest you to take her to the ER as soon as possible.
Doctor :   She would need a gastric lavage.
User :   i have no way to and her parents r out of town and i dont know her she going to die?
User :   im freaking out right now
Doctor :   These medications can cause adverse effects.
Doctor :   Hence it is better that you take her to the ER.
User :   but i cant
Doctor :   When did she consume these medications?
User :   about 10 minutes ago
Doctor :   You can try inducing vomiting that is the only thing you can do now.
Doctor :   But she would need medical help, which would be possible only at a hospital.
User :   im not with her and she turned her phone off
User :   oh my god shes gonna dies
User :   die
Doctor :   You would have to take a decision with a calm mind.
User :   which would be?
Doctor :   If some one is with her, ask them to induce vomiting, atleast by rubbing the back of the tongue.
Doctor :   Then you would have to convince her to get to the ER>
User :   shes alone
Doctor :   How did you know that she has taken those medications?
User :   she called me and told me because her boyfried left her, she said she did this before and actually died, but they gave her a shot in her heart and she came back
User :   now i have no way of getting to her or gettig anyone to her
Doctor :   You would have to find a way of contacting her and would have to take her to the ER>
Doctor :   You can use the help of her neighbour if you have to.
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