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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Will Avil overdose affect me in future?

I ate 40 avil tablets 7 years back but it cause some side effects for a week such as dry tongue , insomniac , shivering ,dialted pupil but after a week it fades away. Again I took 50 tablets 6 years back but some of it flushed out as vomit. It also causes symptoms like hallucination, not coordination in speaking , dizziness, mouth ulcer . they are also went away after a week. Will this avil overdose cause any problem in future ?
Mon, 21 Mar 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concern...
No avil overdose taken 6 or 7 years back will not affect you now or even in future. Avil contains Pheniramine, which is an antihistamine with anticholinergic properties normally used to treat allergic condition. However you must have taken 40 or 50 tablets for suicide purpose. I would also like to tell you you were lucky as you survived such a large dose. It may have killed you by bradycardia(decreased heart rate). please keep positive attitute in life & never try this again.
Avil has short half life of 16-20 hours when taken by mouth. It could cause side effects like dry mouth, sleep disorder, hallucination dizziness on overdoasge which were felt by you. However by a week or so complete dose of avil is excreted outside of body, therefore there would be no side effects felt by you now & in future.

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