Flashcards in Drugs of Misuse Deck (5)
Explain the management of overdose with serotonergic drugs
Benzodiazepines - treat agitation/seizures/HTN (and reduces risk of MI)
What are the signs of opiates overdose?
o depressed consciousness, decreased RR, decreased tidal volume, miosis (pupil constriction), hypotension, response to naloxone (opioid receptor antagonist)
Explain the management of alcohol overdose
Can be slept off, but glucose <4 should be treated
What might suggest someone has drank antifreeze (methanol and ethanol)?
A severe high anion-gap acidosis with a high osmolal gap, consider co-ingestion with ethanol