Barbiturate overdose

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Barbiturate overdose is poisoning due to excessive doses of barbiturates.wikipedia
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Barbiturate

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Barbiturate overdose is poisoning due to excessive doses of barbiturates.
They have largely been replaced by benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepines ("Z-drugs") in routine medical practice, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia, due to the significantly lower risk of addiction and overdose and the lack of an antidote for barbiturate overdose.

Drug overdose

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Complications of overdose can include noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.

Judy Garland

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.
Her lifelong addiction to drugs, including alcohol, ultimately led to her death in London from an accidental barbiturate overdose at age 47.

Dalida

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.
On the night of 2–3 May 1987, Dalida died by suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.

Marilyn Monroe

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.
Monroe died between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30p.m. on August 4, and the toxicology report showed that the cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning.

Alan Wilson (musician)

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.
An autopsy identified his manner and cause of death as accidental acute barbiturate intoxication.

George Sanders

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.
David Niven wrote in Bring on the Empty Horses (1975), the second volume of his memoirs, that in 1937 his friend George Sanders had predicted that he would commit suicide from a barbiturate overdose when he was 65 and that in his 50s he had appeared to be depressed since his marriages had failed and several tragedies had befallen him.

Chester Morris

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Scott Newman (actor)

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Pier Angeli

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Brian Epstein

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Dominick Elwes

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Edie Sedgwick

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Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Carole Landis

Notable deaths from barbiturate overdose include the members of Heaven's Gate cult, Marilyn Monroe, Dalida, Judy Garland, Chester Morris, George Sanders, Pier Angeli, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Newman, Brian Epstein, Alan Wilson, Phyllis Barry, Scotty Beckett, Helen Palmer, Edie Sedgwick, Dominick Elwes, Dinah Washington, Leila Pahlavi, and Carole Landis.

Poisoning

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Barbiturate overdose is poisoning due to excessive doses of barbiturates.

Altered level of consciousness

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Symptoms typically include difficulty thinking, poor coordination, decreased level of consciousness, and a decreased effort to breathe (respiratory depression).

Hypoventilation

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Symptoms typically include difficulty thinking, poor coordination, decreased level of consciousness, and a decreased effort to breathe (respiratory depression).

Suicide

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Barbiturate overdose may occur by accident or purposefully in an attempt to cause death.

Ethanol

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The toxic effects are additive to those of alcohol and benzodiazepines.

Benzodiazepine

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The toxic effects are additive to those of alcohol and benzodiazepines.

Drug tolerance

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The lethal dose varies with a person's tolerance and how the drug is taken.

Gamma-Aminobutyric acid

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The effects of barbiturates occur via the GABA neurotransmitter.

Blood pressure

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Treatment involves supporting a person's breathing and blood pressure.

Antidote

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While there is no antidote, activated charcoal may be useful.

Activated carbon

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While there is no antidote, activated charcoal may be useful.