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If you overdose on nembutal can they discover the cause of death? [closed]

If you overdose on nembutal, can they find the cause of death? If so how long till they cannot identify the cause of death?
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Can iron-rich food cause an overdose?

Daily Value (DV) for iron for adults and children age 4 and older is 18 mg (Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH.gov). Can iron-rich foods cause an overdose of iron, if 150 % daily value (27 mg) is ...
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What are the dangers of missing a dose and overdose? [closed]

I'm a computer engineering student that would like to address this issue on my next project using prototype and maybe a web-based software or app. But before that, I had to understand why patients ...
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How many puffs of Salbutamol can be dangerous?

My 4 year old has viral induced wheezing. I brought him to A&E and they asked him to inhale some 30 puffs of Salbutamol (Salamol CFC-Free) within 60 minutes. He puked up two times and has now ...
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What are the long-term consequences of binge drinking?

The CDC has a somewhat confusing [for me] page on alcohol. First, they classify binge drinking as excessive drinking: Excessive drinking includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, and any drinking by ...
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If pure caffeine is taken intravenously, will high dose cause nausea like it does when taken orally?

There are various symptoms of high caffeine intake. Among them, gastrointestinal symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hyperactive bowel sounds etc. My question is: do these ...
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How much of the following vitamins would result in a vitamin overdose?

I drink a shed load of the energy drink 'Monster Energy.' Each single 500 ml can contains: B2 3.5mg B3 43mg B6 4.0mg B12 13ug I drink around 4 of these within a 3 hour period every day. How ...
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Does eating too much cocoa have harmful side effects?

My question concerns the consumption of pure, unsweetened cocoa. The cocoa to be consumed could either be boiled or mixed with tap water. Its consistency could range from buttery to creamy to soda-...
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Mult-vitamin with more than 100% of daily recommended amount?

There are vitamins with 150% of Vit C or whatever (and sometimes even advertised with that as a plus!) If the vitamin contains more than 100% of the RDA, does it get averaged out over the week?
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drinking too much natural diuretics

perhaps related: drinking natural diuretics for fluid recommendations, I planned on asking in that question, but other than the subject matter, they're two different questions. I drink a lot of Yeo's ...
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Sertraline (Zoloft) safety?

Sertraline, is a very commonly prescribed medication for patients suffering with mental health conditions such as Depression. Overdose guidelines, however, are not firmly presented. What dosage of ...
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Why not induce vomiting after accidental pills intake?

I've read that one should not induce vomiting after an overdose of pills. The only reasonable explanation I found is that caustic substances may damage the esophagus (does not apply here) the vomit ...
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What is iron's role in oxygenation in the human body?

I hear about runners who need to put more iron in their diet, but then also about toddlers overdosing. I'm wondering what purpose iron serves in carrying oxygen through the body.
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Do Benadryl and Loratadine contain the same active ingredient?

When I get bad Hay Fever, I take either Benadryl or Loratadine. I am wondering what the active ingredients are in these, and Is it okay to take them both together (or would that be over dosing)? On ...