I am like Lara (Sweetlemon) far better to be safe than sorry, it depends on his size, age, weight, metabolism, how much he took, and when? surely he must be younger if he got into medication, I pray he didn't take them and it oversedates him, but the ER probably would be the best of all worlds, I pray he does well
As already mentioned, it really depends on how many milligrams the 10 pills were. The maximum dosage for Xanax is 10 mg per day, though not at one time. The literature reads the following:
Manifestations of alprazolam (xanax) overdosage include somnolence, confusion, impaired coordination, diminished reflexes and coma. Death has been reported in association with overdoses of alprazolam by itself, as it has with other benzodiazepines. In addition, fatalities have been reported in patients who have overdosed with a combination of a single benzodiazepine, including alprazolam, and alcohol; alcohol levels seen in some of these patients have been lower than those usually associated with alcohol-induced fatality.
The acute oral LD50 in rats is 331–2171 mg/kg. Other experiments in animals have indicated that cardiopulmonary collapse can occur following massive intravenous doses of alprazolam (over 195 mg/kg; 975 times the maximum recommended daily human dose of 10 mg/day). Animals could be resuscitated with positive mechanical ventilation and the intravenous infusion of norepinephrine bitartrate.
Animal experiments have suggested that forced diuresis or hemodialysis are probably of little value in treating overdosage.
I didn't share this with you to cause fear, but to just educate. As it has been numerous hours since you posted, I do pray all is ok.
- Xanax Information for Consumers
- Xanax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax (detailed)
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