Taking a pharmaceutical drug in excess of what has been prescribed.(noun)
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Use "overdosage" in a sentence
"Hojer et al. 14 — a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 105 patients admitted with suspected drug overdosage."
"O'Sullivan GF, Wade D. Flumazenil in the management of acute drug overdosage with benzodiazepines and other agents."
"This activity leads to a depression of the sympathetic nervous system, a respiratory depression, general cardiac collapse and death. 4 Natural catecholamine stores may not be depleted for up to 24 hours of continued MAO inhibition. 1 Signs and symptoms following an acute overdosage will usually resolve in three to four days, but may persist for up to two weeks in some patients. 5"