overmedicate


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o·ver·med·i·cate

 (ō′vər-mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. o·ver·med·i·cat·ed, o·ver·med·i·cat·ing, o·ver·med·i·cates
To medicate (a patient) excessively.

o′ver·med′i·ca′tion n.

overmedicate

(ˌəʊvəˈmɛdɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Medicine) to medicate unnecessarily or excessively
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Every week, more than 179,000 people, mostly the elderly living with dementia, become victims of poor practice, according to the study, titled "'They Want Docile': How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia.
Many players may have difficulty for getting asleep and may complain about diffident pain in their bodies but as all of it could be more psychological, refuse to overmedicate them.
Check the active ingredient(s) of any medication you take to ensure you don't overmedicate.
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Carol (Paula Wilcox) has a panic attack and Joyce and Maureen (a scene-stealing Stephanie Beacham) accidentally overmedicate her.
Carol (Paula Wilcox) has a panic attack, and Joyce and Maureen (a scene-stealing Stephanie Beacham) accidentally overmedicate her.
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I'm kind of conflicted because I don't want to overmedicate my child; however, if the medication is going to help him and if it's something that's going to be very beneficial to him, then I'm all for it.
Another nurse continued by saying, "I feel that there are some nurses that are afraid to overmedicate.
Maybe the answer lies in his distinctive atmosphere: most of Dee's key characters are so cool, so jaded, so 'whatever'--it's like they overmedicate.
Liver damage may occur at recommended doses, as seen with the Swedish man, or in people who unintentionally overmedicate with acetaminophen.