Drugs taken in an excessive quantity or amount is also scary because the amount it takes one person to use a lethal or toxic amount can be vastly different than someone else. For someone who has a question such as “how much Serax would have you have to take to be at a lethal or toxic level?,” there isn’t one definitive answer. Everyone’s body chemistry and individual health are different. People respond to the same drugs taken at the same dosages in completely different ways. For some people, even a prescribed dose may be too much for their body because of sensitivity.
Symptoms of drugs taken in an excessive quantity or amount can vary depending on the type of drug. Often there are changes in vital signs such as breathing, blood pressure, pulse and body temperature. People who have reached lethal or toxic levels on drugs may seem sleepy, confused or unconscious and their skin may feel very cool or hot and dry. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are also symptoms of drug excessive quantity or amount. So, what about misusing Serax in excessive quantity or amount in particular?
- Respiratory depression;
- Balance impairment;
- Slurred speech;
- Seeming intoxicated; or,
- Extreme drowsiness
For people who reach lethal or toxic levels only on Serax or a benzo, the symptoms can appear mild. Some people may also have symptoms that are the opposite of what you would expect when using benzos. These are called paradoxical reactions. They can include anxiety, hallucinations, delirium, and aggression. Gastrointestinal symptoms are also possible. If someone were to take excessive quantities or amounts on a combination of opioids and Serax or another benzo, symptoms could include:
- Confusion or delirium;
- Frequent vomiting;
- The inability to wake up;
- Nodding off or losing consciousness;
- Respiratory arrest;
- Cold, clammy skin; Or,
- Skin or nails with a bluish tint.
So, can you can take excessive quantities or amounts on Serax? Reaching toxic and lethal levels on Serax alone would be rare, but possible. The more likely scenario would involve taking excessive quantities or amounts on Serax and a combination of opioids or alcohol. The risks of taking excessive quantities or amounts with opioids and benzodiazepine are so significant these drugs now contain black box warnings. Other risk factors for taking excessive quantities or amounts of Serax can include being older or having a chronic condition that leaves a person more sensitive to the effects of a drug.
Contact The Recovery Village if you’d like to learn more about treatment options for drug reliance and psychological disease. We offer tailored, individualized treatment plans that increase the likelihood of a successful recovery for people who have a psychological disease to opioids, benzodiazepines, and other substances.
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