Overdose – Common Drugs and Antidotes

Drug Antidote Amitriptyline Sodium Bicarbonate Beta-blockers Glucagon Benzodiazepines Flumazenil Bupivicaine Intralipid Cyanide Hydroxocobalamin / Nitrites (inhaled) Digoxin Digoxin Antibodies Heparin Protamine Hydrofluoric Acid Calcium Iron Desferrioxamine Methanol Ethanol Methaemoglobin Methyline Blue Organophosphates Atropine Opiates...

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Overdose and Poisoning

Opiates Naloxone will reverse the effect of opiate overdose, typically in the presence of CNS and respiratory depression. It competitively binds opioid receptors, causing a blockade Usually given IV for fastest action (<1 min)...

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Overview of Child Development

Introduction This article contains a bit of background info about normal child development. For info on milestones, please see: Gross Motor milestones Fine motor and visual milestones Social, Emotional and Behavioural milestones Hearing, speech...

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Overview of Diuretics

Managing diuretics It is common for a patient on diuretics to become hypokalaemic. This is dangerous because it predisposes to arrhythmias. It may also precipitate encephalopathy in those with liver failure. You can reduce...

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Overview of Hearing Loss

Introduction Hearing loss can be: Sensorineural Conductive  Mixed Hearing loss is quantified by audiological assessment and the production of an audiogram which quotes air and bone hearing thresholds in dB. Sensorineural hearing loss pathology...

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Overview of Heart Murmurs

Overview of Murmurs – Click for full size     Eponymous signs of aortic regurgitation Name Sign Austin Flint Murmur Mid-diastolic murmur in the absence of mitral stenosis Becker Sign Accentuated Retinal Artery Pulsation...

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