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Its most frequent use is for treatment of opioid overdoses.
A substantial number of poisonings also occur as suicide attempts or drug overdoses.
Drug overdoses, both accidental and intentional, are the leading cause of poisoning in adults.
Drug overdoses cause a range of symptoms, including excitability, sleepiness, confusion, unconsciousness, rapid heartbeat, convulsions, nausea, and changes in blood pressure.
Overdoses of acetaminophen may cause nausea, vomiting, sweating, and exhaustion.