Signs and symptoms of drug overdosing
- Dilated pupils.
- Unsteady walking.
- Chest pain.
- Severe difficulty breathing, shallow breathing, or complete cessation of breath.
- Gurgling sounds that indicate the person’s airway is blocked.
- Blue lips or fingers.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Abnormally high body temperature.
- Violent or aggressive behavior.
- Disorientation or confusion.
- Convulsions or tremors.
It's not necessary to have all the above signs or symptoms before you seek medical help. A person suffering from drug overdosing who is unconscious or can't be awakened is at risk of dying.
If you suspect that someone has overdosed — even if you don't see the classic signs and symptoms — seek immediate medical care.