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Flashcards in Drugs of Misuse Deck (5)
1

Explain the management of overdose with serotonergic drugs

Benzodiazepines - treat agitation/seizures/HTN (and reduces risk of MI)

2

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)

3

Explain the management of alcohol overdose

Can be slept off, but glucose <4 should be treated

4

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

5

How do you manage someone who has drank anti-freeze?

fomepizole