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Health Information Encyclopedia Acetaminophen and codeine overdose 12/15/2011
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine is a prescription pain medicine. It is a narcotic, which means it has the potential to relieve pain while making you feel sleepy. Acetaminophen and codeine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Acetaminophen overdose 01/30/2013
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a pain medicine. Acetaminophen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. People often think that this medicine is very safe. However, it may be deadly if taken in large doses. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure.
Health Information Encyclopedia Acetone poisoning 10/11/2013
Dimethyl formaldehyde poisoning; Dimethyl ketone poisoning; Nail polish remover poisoning Poisonous Ingredient: Acetone; Dimethyl formaldehyde; Dimethyl ketone Where Found: Fingernail polish remover Some cleaning solutions Some glues, including rubber cement Some lacquers Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Health Information Encyclopedia Acid soldering flux poisoning 02/28/2012
Fluxes; Flux poisoning Poisonous Ingredient: Hydrocarbons (including ammonium chloride, rosin, hydrochloric acid, and zinc chloride) Where Found: Soldering flux Note: This list may not include all sources of fluxes.
Health Information Encyclopedia Adrenergic bronchodilator overdose 12/15/2011
Adrenergic bronchodilators are inhaled medicines that help open up the air passages. They are used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis. Adrenergic bronchodilator overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aftershave poisoning 02/16/2012
Aftershave is a lotion, gel, or liquid applied to the face after shaving. It is often used by men. This article discusses the harmful effects from swallowing aftershave products. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient: Ethyl alcohol Isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aloe 02/16/2012
Skin and sunburn treatments Poisonous Ingredient: Aloe Aloin Where Found: Aloe is found in many different products, including: Burn medications Cosmetics Hand creams Symptoms: Breathing difficulty (from breathing in the substance) Diarrhea Loss of vision Rash Severe abdominal pain Skin irritation Throat swelling (which may also cause breathing difficulty) Vomiting Home Treatment: Stop using the product.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aminophylline overdose 02/02/2012
Aminophylline or theophylline are medicines used to prevent and treat wheezing and other breathing difficulties caused lung diseases such as asthma. Aminophylline or theophylline overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of these medications. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Amitriptyline and perphenazine overdose 01/20/2010
Amitriptyline and perphenazine is a combination drug that is sometimes prescribed for patients with depression, agitation, or anxiety. Amitriptyline and perphenazine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Amitriptyline hydrochloride overdose 01/19/2010
Amitriptyline hydrochloride is a type of prescription medicine called a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline hydrochloride overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Ammonia poisoning 08/03/2011
Ammonia is a strong, colorless gas. If the gas is dissolved in water, it is called liquid ammonia. Poisoning may occur if you breathe in ammonia. Poisoning may also occur if you swallow or touch products that contain very large amounts of ammonia. WARNING: Never mix ammonia with bleach. This causes the release of toxic chlorine gas, which can be deadly. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Ammonium hydroxide poisoning 09/12/2012
Aqueous - ammonia Poisonous Ingredient: Ammonium hydroxide Where Found: Ammonium hydroxide is found in many industrial products and cleaners such as flooring strippers, brick cleaners, and cements.
Health Information Encyclopedia Anti-rust product poisoning 02/16/2012
Anti-rust product poisoning occurs when someone breathes in or swallows anti-rust products. These products may be accidentally breathed in (inhaled) if they are used in a small, poorly ventilated area, such as a garage. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Anticoagulant rodenticides poisoning 08/03/2011
Anticoagulant rodenticides are poisons used to kill rats. Rodenticide means rodent killer. An anticoagulant is a blood thinner. Anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning occurs when someone swallows a product containing these chemicals. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Health Information Encyclopedia Antidiarrheal drug overdose 12/15/2011
Antidiarrheal drugs are medications used to treat loose, watery, and frequent stools. This article discusses overdose of antidiarrheal drugs containing diphenoxylate or atropine. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient: Diphenoxylate Atropine Where Found: Diphenatol Lofene Logen Lomanate Lomotil Lonox Lo-Trol Nor-Mil Note: This list may not be all inclusive.
Health Information Encyclopedia Antifreeze poisoning 08/03/2011
Engine coolant poisoning Poisonous Ingredient: Ethylene glycol Methanol Propylene glycol Where Found: Various antifreezes Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Health Information Encyclopedia Asphalt cement 02/28/2012
Asphalt; Pavement Poisonous Ingredient: Hydrocarbons Industrial glues Industrial solvents Tar Where Found: Road paving materials Roofing materials Tile cements Note: This list may not include all uses of asphalt.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aspirin overdose 01/19/2013
An overdose of aspirin means you have too much aspirin in your body. This can happen in two ways: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. If a normal daily dose of aspirin builds up in the body over time and causes symptoms, it's called a chronic overdose. This may happen if your kidneys do not work correctly or when you are dehydrated. Chronic overdoses are usually seen in older patients during hot weather.
Health Information Encyclopedia Automatic dishwasher soap poisoning 08/03/2011
Automatic dishwasher soap poisoning refers to illness that occurs when you swallow soap used in automatic dishwashers or when the soap contacts the face. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient: Automatic dishwasher products contain various soaps.
Health Information Encyclopedia Bacitracin overdose 02/02/2012
Bacitracin is a germ-killing medicine called an antibiotic, which is used to treat infections. Small amounts of Bacitracin are dissolved in petroleum jelly to create antibiotic ointments. Bacitracin overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows products containing this ingredient or uses more than the normal or recommended amount of the product. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure.
Health Information Encyclopedia Bacitracin zinc overdose 01/16/2010
Bacitracin zinc is a medicine applied to cuts and other skin wounds to help prevent infection. Bacitracin is a germ-killing medicine called an antibiotic. Small amounts of bacitracin zinc are dissolved in petroleum jelly to create antibiotic ointments. Bacitracin zinc overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows products containing this ingredient or uses more than the normal or recommended amount of the product. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure.
Health Information Encyclopedia Baking powder overdose 08/03/2011
Sodium bicarbonate Poisonous Ingredient: Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate (found in baking soda) and an acid (such as cream of tartar).
Health Information Encyclopedia Baking soda overdose 08/03/2011
Baking soda is a cooking product that helps batter to rise. This article discusses the effects of swallowing a large amount of baking soda. Soda loading refers to drinking baking soda. Some athletes and coaches believe that drinking baking soda prior to competition helps a person perform for longer periods of time. This is extremely dangerous, and in addition to side effects, it actually makes the athletes unable to perform. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure.
Health Information Encyclopedia Bee poison 12/15/2011
Apitoxin poisoning; Apis venenum purum poisoning; Apis virus poisoning Poisonous Ingredient: Bee, wasp, and yellow jacket stings give off a substance called venom.
Health Information Encyclopedia Beeswax 02/16/2012
Beeswax is wax taken from the honeycomb of bees. Beeswax poisoning occurs when someone swallows beeswax. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient: Beeswax Where Found: Beeswax Some candles Symptoms: Beeswax is considered nonpoisonous, but it may cause a blockage in the intestines if a large amount is swallowed.
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