Difference between revisions of "SSRI toxicity"

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==Background==
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*Most serious adverse effect is potential to produce [[Serotonin Syndrome]]
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*Fatalities are uncommon with pure overdoses
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==Clinical Features==
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*N/V
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*Sedation
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*Tremor
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*Sinus Tachycardia
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*QRS, QT prolongation (citalopram only)
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*[[Serotonin Syndrome]]
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==Treatment==
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*GI decontamination
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**Activated charcoal x1
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**Gastric lavage unnecessary
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==Disposition==
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*Consider admission for patients who are tachycardic or lethargic 6hr after ingesion
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==See Also==
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*[[Serotonin syndrome]]
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*[[SNRI Toxicity]]
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==Source==
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Tintinalli
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[[Category:Tox]]

Revision as of 03:21, 16 December 2014

Background

  • Most serious adverse effect is potential to produce Serotonin Syndrome
  • Fatalities are uncommon with pure overdoses

Clinical Features

  • N/V
  • Sedation
  • Tremor
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • QRS, QT prolongation (citalopram only)
  • Serotonin Syndrome

Treatment

  • GI decontamination
    • Activated charcoal x1
    • Gastric lavage unnecessary

Disposition

  • Consider admission for patients who are tachycardic or lethargic 6hr after ingesion

See Also

Source

Tintinalli