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My husband just tried to OD on Seroquel XR -- he took

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3000mg. About 1/2...
My husband just tried to OD on Seroquel XR -- he took 3000mg. About 1/2 hour later, he made himself throw up, so I have no idea how much was actually ingested. I can't find a straight answer online as to how much will kill you. I just need to know how much danger he is in, right now.
He is currently sleeping -- breathing normally, though it seemed very shallow as he was first falling asleep.  His pulse seems a little fast, for being asleep, but not excessively fast. 

Update -- I an not happy with the fact that I have not yet had an answer, on this site that touts answers "asap."   
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Mental Health
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Mental Health Professional: Bill, LCSW, Consultant, Expert Witness replied 6 years ago
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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.

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I am sorry to hear about this episode of your husbands overdose.

Bill :

Regardless of the amount that would be considered lethal- THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND REQUIRES IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND EVALUATION as high concentrations of this medication can cause acute cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and death.

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Make arrangements now to have him seen at the closest Emergency Medical Facility for comprehensive medical evaluation. This is not something you want to "wait and see" what happens.

Bill :

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What happens if I overdose (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)?


Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

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I trust you will get your husband to the E.R. now. Contact 911 if necessary.

Bill :

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
This isn't anything I didn't already know. What I am really looking for, and cannot find, is info on what dosage is dangerous. Most of what I have found about lethal dosages indicates a significantly higher dosage than he took, even before throwing up.
Mental Health Professional: Bill, LCSW, Consultant, Expert Witness replied 6 years ago
Hi Mimi-
If lethal dosage is the answer your seek- it would have to be in excess of 5000 mg (of course amounts vary depending on body weight etc).
If you are not going to seek medical attention for him, I have to advise against it but I obviously have no control.
Your question has been answered and I wish you the very best at this difficult time.
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