Warning Signs of an Overdose
If you suspect an overdose, call 911.
An individual can overdose on any opioid – prescription or nonprescription. When trying to determine if someone has overdosed, look for the signs below.
Signs of opioid overdose:
- The individual has constricted pupils.
- The individual is unresponsive or limp.
- The individual is awake but unable to talk.
- Their breathing is slow or erratic or they are not breathing.
- Their pulse is slow or erratic or they have no pulse.
- Their skin is pale gray or blue, especially around the fingernails and lips.
- They are making deep, slow snoring, choking or gurgling sounds.
- They are vomiting.