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What questions will the poison control center ask me if I call about aspirin poisoning?

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  • Is the person conscious?
  • Is the person breathing?
  • What medications were taken?
  • What is the medicine's name and how many milligrams (mg) is each pill?
  • How much of the medicine did the person take and when was it taken?
  • Was the medicine taken with alcohol or any other drugs or chemicals?
  • How old is the person who took the medicine?
  • What are the current symptoms?
  • What medical conditions does the person have?

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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