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Hydroxyzine overdose

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Alternative Names

Atarax overdose; Vistaril overdose


Symptoms

Dilated pupils are the classic symptom of this type of overdose. Other symptoms may include:

  • Airways and lungs
    • Shortness of breath
  • Bladder and kidneys
    • Difficulty urinating
  • Eyes, ears, nose, throat, and mouth
    • Blurred vision
    • Dry mouth, nose, and throat
  • Heart and blood
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Low blood pressure
    • Palpitations
  • Nervous system
    • Coma
    • Convulsions
    • Delirium
    • Depression
    • Disorientation
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Excitation
    • Hallucinations
    • Nervousness
    • Sleeping difficulties
    • Tremor
    • Uncoordinated movement
    • Unsteadiness
  • Skin
    • Flushed skin


Review Date: 01/21/2010
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)