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Took medicine overdose and fell ill. Should I continue with regular doses?

My husband took 2 doses instead of one at one time and got very ill. He is better now. When should I continue the next dose40 mg, he also took Pot Chloride 10MEQ 2 doses. The last time he took the overdose was Friday morning. He threw up all day yesterday, slept today and is better. Should he take it tomorrow, his regular doses? His legs and feet are still swollen.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You have not mentioned what medication your husband took an extra dose of (you have only mentioned "40mg", but have not specified the name of the medication).

However, since you say that he had severe vomiting following the overdose and that his feet are still swollen, it appears that he is having significant adverse effects due to the overdose. So, I would advise you to seek urgent medical help. He will need a proper medical evaluation before deciding when or at what dose to re-start the medication.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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