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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
- Pharmacology (medical)