What happens if butalbital overdoses?

What happens if butalbital overdoses?

Butalbital is a barbiturate which is used for short-to-immediate term treatment of anxiety and headache. Butalbital results in the feeling of relaxation and drowsiness. Butalbital is mixed with other drugs to form compound medicines which cure headaches caused by tension. Butalbital overdose symptoms are not concerned only with Butalbital but also with the other drugs which are used in combination with it. Some of the combinations of Butalbital are as follows:

  • Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and caffeine. Brand name: Fioricet and Dolmar
  • Butalbital, Aspirin, and caffeine. Brand name: Fiorinal and Farbital
  • Butalbital and Acetaminophen. Brand name: Axocet and Bucet
  • Butalbital Codeine, acetaminophen, and caffeine. Brand name: Fioricet with codeine

Butalbital overdose results from purposeful or accidental consumption of more than recommended dosage. The toxic level in the body rapidly increases when an overdose of Butalbital occurs. The signs of Butalbital overdose are:

  • Slowness of speech
  • Sluggishness or hyporeflexia
  • Confusion
  • High blood pressure
  • Faulty judgment
  • Respiratory depression
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Slurred speech
  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Limp muscles
  • Lack of coordination
  • Hypothermia
  • Staggering
  • Coma
  • Bradycardia
  • Apnea

These symptoms of Butalbital overdose are very serious. Only a minor overdose may cause a permanent damage to the brain and a painful death. If the overdose is large or if the treatment is delayed, no doctor or surgeon will be able to save the life of the victim. Therefore, immediate treatment should be provided to the sufferer so as to reduce the side effects of the overdose. Butalbital overdose's treatment is normally the same as that of Butalbital addiction. Drugs, support groups, and rehab centers are helpful is treating the problem.

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