Alprazoslammed

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An ingestion of 100mg of alprazolam… Boring benzodiazepine or badness brewing? Find out in this case-based series of questions-and-answers.

Massive Propranolol Overdose

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A 27-year old female presents to ED one hour after swallowing 70 x 40mg propranolol tablets (= 2.8 grams) with suicidal intent. At the time of assessment she is drowsy (GCS 13) with a heart rate of 46 bpm. Fifteen minutes earlier she had been awake and able to give a history to paramedics… You need to act fast to save this patient. Are you up to the challenge?

A Remorseless Poison

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A 20 year-old female had a polypharmacy overdose 36 hours ago. She has had symptoms of GI upset (nausea and vomiting), some anxiety and mild confusion. Her life is in your hands…