Amlodipine -Atenolol Overdose Management: A Physician’s Nightmare

Rao, Karthik N and Jayaprakash, B and Patil, Navin A and Jaunky, Chaitan and Ahmed, Talha (2016) Amlodipine -Atenolol Overdose Management: A Physician’s Nightmare. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 6 (1). pp. 153-155. ISSN 2231-3354

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The author reports a case of a 22-year-old female, daughter of a known hypertensive patient, who happened to consume her mother’s medicine. Her mother was on a fixed drug combination (FDC) of amlodipine and atenolol.The patient was brought to the emergency department with drowsiness following ingestion of 15 tablets of amlodipine-atenolol FDC (5+ 50 mg). On evaluation, she had refractory bradycardia and hypotension along with hyperkalemia. She was managed initially with gastric lavage with activated charcoal, and subsequently with supplementation of atropine, inotropes, anti-hyperkalaemic measures, pacemaker and levosimendan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amlodipine, Atenolol; Refractory bradycardia; Hypotension
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 13:48

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