With aggressive treatment in the hospital, most people survive. But even with intensive therapy, some who overdose will die.
A person’s outcome after abusing barbiturates depends on a number of factors.
- Other drugs ingested
- Other medical problems the person has
- How quickly the person received medical attention
- Which barbiturate the person abused (see overdose)
For More Information
For more information about barbiturates and abuse, visit eMedicine’s patient education articles Drug Overdose, Drug Dependence and Abuse, and Substance Abuse.
MedlinePlus, Barbiturate intoxication and overdose
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