(d) Orthostatic hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure occurring
when an individual gets up suddenly from a recumbent (lying down, leaning, reclining)
position). The blood drops rapidly when the person stands up; consequently, fainting is
a common symptom of this type of hypotension.
Visual hallucinations (sees things that aren't there).
(h) Hyperthermia (very high body temperature).
f. Treatment for Central Nervous System Depressant Abuse.
Overdose. Follow this procedure:
(a) Maintain the patient's airway.
(b) Administer oxygen.
Initiate an IV with normal saline solution.
(d) Administer sodium bicarbonate IV (on doctor's orders) to correct the
pH balance and alkalinize the urine.
(e) Do NOT give the patient stimulants.
Withdrawal. Follow these steps:
(a) Initiate an IV with normal saline solution.
(b) Administer supportive measures, as necessary.
Hospitalize the patient.