Warning signs overdose on these 10 medicines (part 2)
Spring is the most beautiful time of the year. The sun shines bright, and the sky is blue, the trees and flowers are in bloom. Everybody enjoys spring except got people who suffer from allergies. To help the patients doctors prescribe Singulair (or the generic Montelukast). Singulair is an inhibitor of leukotriene which blocks the chemicals released by the body in response to allergens that causes swelling of the lungs, muscles pain and difficulty breathing. You should take it as prescribed and know the signs of an overdose of Singulair such as abdominal pain, thirst, headache, and vomiting.
A stuffy nose is a symptom of allergies. It is not fun because it makes it difficult to breathe. Sudafed is an allergy drug that treats nasal congestion. It is a decongestant that helps to constrict swollen blood vessels in the nasal passages. Use it as prescribed. Some signs of a Sudafed overdose are stomach pain, nervousness, and sweating. Avoid taking Sudafed along with other stimulants such as caffeine pills or ADHD medications because the combination of decongestants and stimulants can increase the risk of side effects.
Most people do not like pain. Therefore, they use Tylenol as their drug of choice to treat muscle aches or migraines. Although Tylenol and other types of acetaminophen are helpful for pain reduction, you do not want to overdose. Consuming more acetaminophen than recommended (the Tylenol manufacturer recommends 3,000 mg per day for adults) could cause liver damage.
How do you know if you’ve had too much? Drugs.com says the signs of an acetaminophen overdose during the first 24 hours are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and loss of appetite, sweating, and fatigue. After 24 hours you may experience pain in the upper right side, dark urine, reduced urination and yellowing of the skin and the eyes.
Warfarin (also known by its brand name Coumadin) is an anticoagulant, which helps to reduce the risk of blood clots. It is essential to take Warfarin if you are prone to blood clots because they can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Some signs of a Warfarin overdose include blood in your urine, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like ground coffee, black or bloody stools.
Work, school and even family can be stressful, so it’s no surprise if you feel very anxious from time to time. If the anxiety is overwhelming and persistent, it requires treatment. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The American Anxiety and Depression Association reports that more than 40 million American adults (18% of the population) suffer from anxiety. Psychiatrists often prescribe Xanax for general anxiety, panic, phobias and social anxiety. DrubAbuse.com reports that some signs of an overdose of Xanax are confusion, drowsiness, and confused speech.