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    What should I do after my wife has taken more sleeping tablet?

Today early morning my wife take more sleeping tablet. its for my moms tab. The tablet name is risperidone tab 2mg & imiz -2 . she take each 8 tab. i m given some salted water. then she take vomit. but she getting sleepy and very tired. what i do next treatment.
Mon, 5 Aug 2019
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Hello,

She needs to be sent to the hospital for at least two reasons.
One is that she will need good monitoring to rule out poisoning and serious problems related to this. She may have ingested even a higher number of tablets.
The second reason is related to possible suicidal ideas, plans and actions. She may be having severe depression which may be causing her suicidal attempts. This is an emergent situation and needs prompt and fast intervention.

I hope this answers your query. I remain at your disposal in case further medical assistance is needed.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician
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