Therapeutic uses of carbamazepine:
Treatment of chronic pain
Similarities to phenytoin and tricyclic antidepre...
Neurologic manifestations common
Cardiotoxicity rare, except in massive overdose
Do not administer ipecac.
Intubate if significant respiratory depression or airway compromise.
Secure IV access.
Get complete information about all products potentially ingested.
Decreased mental status at any time, even if resolving (tends to recur with fluctuating drug levels):
Observe at least 24 hr for late relapse.
Carbamazepine levels commonly rebound to higher levels during treatment. Obtain serial measurements for severe ingestions.
Monitor closely for arrhythmias.
Multidose charcoal may be ...
Brahmi N, Kouraichi N, Thabet H, et al. Influence of activated charcoal on the pharmacokinetics and the clinical features of carbamazepine poisoning. Am J Emerg Med. 2006;2...
T42.1X1A Poisoning by iminostilbenes, accidental, init
T42.1X2A Poisoning by iminostilbenes, intentional self-harm, init
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