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Diagnosis and treatment

The picture of barbiturate overdose is not much different from coma due to other causes. Diagnosis can only be unequivocal through blood samples. Most patients are treated by avoiding stimulants and antidotes. Emptying the stomach can be very helpful if done within 6 to 8 hours of ingestion.

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