A photograph showing a person who had overdosed
Timeline of US drug overdose death rates by race and ethnicity. Rate per 100,000 population.
A variety of methaqualone pills and capsules.
Activated carbon is a commonly used agent for decontamination of the gastrointestinal tract in overdoses.
U.S. yearly overdose deaths from all drugs.<ref name="NIDA-deaths">Overdose Death Rates. And {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151128091723/http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates |date=2015-11-28}}. By National Institute on Drug Abuse.</ref>
U.S. yearly overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines.<ref name="NIDA-deaths" />
U.S. yearly overdose deaths involving cocaine.<ref name="NIDA-deaths" />
U.S. yearly overdose deaths involving heroin.<ref name="NIDA-deaths" />
U.S. overdose deaths involving all opioids. Deaths per 100,000 population.<ref name=CDC-opioids>Opioid Data Analysis and Resources. Drug Overdose. CDC Injury Center. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click on "Rising Rates" tab for a graph. See data table below the graph.</ref>
U.S. yearly deaths involving prescription opioids. is a category dominated by illegally acquired fentanyl, and has been excluded.<ref name="NIDA-deaths" />
US yearly overdose deaths, and the drugs involved. Among the 70,200 deaths in 2017, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs with 28,466 deaths.<ref name=NIDA-deaths/>

An overdose can lead to nervous system shutdown, coma and death.

- Methaqualone

Methaqualone

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A photograph showing a person who had overdosed

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Zolpidem tartrate, a common but potent sedative-hypnotic drug. Used for severe insomnia.

Hypnotic

To induce sleep (or surgical anesthesia ) and to treat insomnia (sleeplessness).

To induce sleep (or surgical anesthesia ) and to treat insomnia (sleeplessness).

Zolpidem tartrate, a common but potent sedative-hypnotic drug. Used for severe insomnia.
Le Vieux Séducteur by .
(A corrupt old man tries to seduce a woman by urging her to take a hypnotic draught in her drink)

Although they were the best drug family at the time (with less toxicity and fewer side effects), they were dangerous in overdose and tended to cause physical and psychological dependence.

Examples of quinazolinones include cloroqualone, diproqualone, etaqualone (Aolan, Athinazone, Ethinazone), mebroqualone, Afloqualone (Arofuto), mecloqualone (Nubarene, Casfen), and methaqualone (Quaalude).