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Alternative namesPoisoning from an overdose of heroin .
Home TreatmentDO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Call emergency services and Poison Control Center.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberThey will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Bring a sample with you to the emergency room if available.
What to expect at the emergency roomSome or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)If an antidote can be given, recovery from an acute overdose occurs within 24 to 48 hours.
Update Date: 2/23/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT