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Drug overdoses 

Drug overdoses
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Drug overdoses
Author(s):

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198797425.003.0014
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date: 17 October 2019

This chapter describes drug overdoses, the general approach, and antidotes. It includes information on overdoses of anticonvulsants, antipsychotic drugs, aspirin, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, carbon monoxide, cyanide, digoxin, ethanol, hypoglycaemic agents, iron, lithium, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, recreational drugs (stimulants: amphetamines, cocaine; hallucinogens: ketamine, magic mushrooms; depressants: opioids, GHB/GBL), paracetamol, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), toxic alcohols, and tricyclic antidepressants.

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