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What are signs of aspirin poisoning?

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The earliest symptoms of acute aspirin poisoning may include ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and impaired hearing. More clinically significant signs and symptoms may include rapid breathing (hyperventilation), vomiting, dehydration, fever, double vision, and feeling faint.

Later signs of aspirin poisoning, or signs of more significant poisoning, can include drowsiness or confusion, bizarre behavior, unsteady walking, and coma.

From: Aspirin Poisoning WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Aspirin Poisoning." 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Poison Control Center: "Aspirin: The Basics."

UpToDate: "Salicylate (aspirin) poisoning in adults."

American Association of Poison Control Centers.

MedlinePlus: "Aspirin overdose."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Aspirin Poisoning." 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Poison Control Center: "Aspirin: The Basics."

UpToDate: "Salicylate (aspirin) poisoning in adults."

American Association of Poison Control Centers.

MedlinePlus: "Aspirin overdose."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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