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just took too much anti-depressant - reassure me please!

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essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:40:57

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Beetroot Thu 03-Feb-05 23:42:49

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essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:45:08

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essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:46:08

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essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:51:45

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HunkerMunker Thu 03-Feb-05 23:52:50

You could always ring NHS direct and ask them?

essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:54:15

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essbee Thu 03-Feb-05 23:55:29

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HunkerMunker Thu 03-Feb-05 23:56:21

If you want to make yourself sick, salt water is a very good emetic.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 04-Feb-05 00:02:03

essbee - you need to contact NHS direct. Is it once a day btw - maximum safe daily dose is 60mg i understand - http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-c04.html#Head_14

fairyfly Fri 04-Feb-05 00:03:40

They wouldn't think you were topping yourself with one. Ask them , put your mind at rest. Why are you on them anyway if they made you black out, Surely the doctor should have changed your prescription.

aloha Fri 04-Feb-05 00:03:58

Google cipralex overdose - I just did and found the manufacturer's prescribing information that seems to suggest that a dangerous overdose is one in excess of 600mg. SSRIs are known for being safe in overdose, unlike tricyclics.

essbee Fri 04-Feb-05 00:05:23

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MamaMaiasaura Fri 04-Feb-05 00:06:28

aloha - clever you.. ohh can you do my h/w due in tomorrow.. am trying to do it but head in clouds right now. Are you on messenger btw?

essbee Fri 04-Feb-05 00:06:35

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HunkerMunker Fri 04-Feb-05 00:07:46

You can call NHS Direct anonymously, I think. They give you the option at the start of the call iirc.

fairyfly Fri 04-Feb-05 00:07:49

yes but its dangerous, tell your doctor and change them, it wont be on your record, everyones done it at soem point

MamaMaiasaura Fri 04-Feb-05 00:11:33

u dont have to give your details to nhs direct - can be confidential

IS there a patient inforamtion leaflet in the packet?

MamaMaiasaura Fri 04-Feb-05 00:12:12

hang on
<-- mental health student nurse

Will look in my books

MamaMaiasaura Fri 04-Feb-05 00:21:41

According to BNF maximum daily dose for adults 60mg. For elderly 40mg. Not recommended for children. hth as deff not advcertisement ;)

essbee Fri 04-Feb-05 08:32:56

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throckenholt Fri 04-Feb-05 08:48:13

hope you feel better soon. Definitely go back to your gp and tell him what happened and what effect they have on you - there must be something else that is better for you.

aloha Fri 04-Feb-05 09:29:42

I went to bed last night just after posting. Glad you are OK now.

wobblystarryknicks Fri 04-Feb-05 09:32:58

Just seen this essbee - poor you, how do you feel this morning?

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