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Opioid intoxication

  • Alternative Names

    Intoxication - opioids


    Symptoms depending on how much is taken. Prescription opioids are used to treat pain, and individuals may develop degrees of sleepiness as a side effect. Persons with opioid intoxication usually have respiratory (breathing) depression and small pupils.

    Severe opiod intoxication can cause you to stop breathing altogether. This is how people die from an overdose of opiods.

    Signs and tests