Amlodipine-atenolol overdose management

A physician's nightmare

N. Karthik Rao, B. Jayaprakash, Navin Patil, N. R. Rau, Chaitan Jaunky, Talha Ahmed

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Atenolol
Drug Combinations
Mothers
Gastric Lavage
Physicians
Hyperkalemia
Sleep Stages
Charcoal
Bradycardia
Nuclear Family
Atropine
Hypotension
Tablets
Hospital Emergency Service
Eating
Medicine
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Rao, N. Karthik ; Jayaprakash, B. ; Patil, Navin ; Rau, N. R. ; Jaunky, Chaitan ; Ahmed, Talha. / Amlodipine-atenolol overdose management : A physician's nightmare. In: Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 153-155.
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Amlodipine-atenolol overdose management : A physician's nightmare. / Rao, N. Karthik; Jayaprakash, B.; Patil, Navin; Rau, N. R.; Jaunky, Chaitan; Ahmed, Talha.

In: Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 153-155.

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