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I have a friend who tried to overdose of advil pm she failed

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I have a friend who tried to overdose of advil pm she failed she took 14 maximum strength what are lasting effects and is it possible to die from an overdose of advil pm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  911Doctor replied 1 year ago.

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from the advil part there will be no lasting effects....

911Doctor :

from the other part of the medicine, 'diphenhydramine', also there will be no lasting effe ts

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effects

Customer:

can this kill you

911Doctor :

it IS possible to die from an overdose of advil pm, as it is possible to die from an overdose of many medicines, but this drug is very safe in overdose.

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yes

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in high overdose

Customer:

she took 14 pills and now she is having chest pains hours after she took the pills

911Doctor :

has she gone to the ER?

Customer:

no she does have anxiety issues

911Doctor :

how long ago did she take the overdose?

Customer:

about 11am I just found out an hour ago

911Doctor :

you need to get her to the ER, she is still in danger, both from the overdose, and from the mental state which she is in...

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the benadryl portion of the advil pm

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can cause cardiac problems

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so she needs to go now

Customer:

I will talk to her thank you if she refuses to go which she will how long is she unstable from this overdose

911Doctor :

there is absolutely no way to know without labs and an EKG and an exam and interview. the problem here is partly the overdose, and partly the fact that many people who overdose take many different pills, and many do not admit this. if, for instance, she took a handful of Tylenol, she could die in two to three days, so guessing about this at home, and hoping for the best is NOT the way to go.

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