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Calcium channel and BB overdose treatment

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Bruce Doepker, William Healy, Eric Cortez, Eric J Adkins
BACKGROUND: Recently, high-dose insulin (HDI) and intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) have emerged as treatment options for severe toxicity from calcium-channel blocker (CCB) and beta blocker (BB). OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the use and effectiveness of HDI and ILE for the treatment of CCB and BB overdose. CASE REPORTS: We describe 2 patients presenting to the emergency department after intentional ingestions of CCBs and BBs. A 35-year-old man presented in pulseless electrical activity after ingesting amlodopine, verapamil, and metoprolol...
April 2014: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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