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Other common pharmaceutical toxins 

Other common pharmaceutical toxins
Other common pharmaceutical toxins

D Nicholas Bateman

, Robert D Jefferson

, Simon HL Thomas

, John P Thompson

, and J Allister Vale

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date: 26 September 2020

A number of potentially seriously toxic pharmaceuticals, such as anticoagulants, iron, and quinine, do not fit readily into a broad single classification, while others which are of generally much lower toxicity, such as antibiotics and multivitamins, are encountered sufficiently frequently that they need to be in a textbook of this type. This chapter therefore addresses 12 types of pharmaceuticals that clinicians treating poisoning will either see very frequently or need to understand because of their potential serious toxicity. In addition to those already mentioned, these are: antidiabetic drugs, antivirals, caffeine, colchicine, methotrexate, other chemotherapeutic agents, and thyroxine.

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