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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Near-fatal amlodipine intoxication with refractory shock saved by prompt intervention

1 Department of Medicine, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Hans Raj Pahadiya
Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_22_21

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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are one of the most commonly prescribed cardiovascular medicines. Overdose with prescribed CCBs can lead to a lethal outcome and high mortality rates. Here, we are report a case of amlodipine poisoning, with shock in a young male. The patient was saved by proper supportive care, inotropic medicines, and calcium gluconate. This report highlights the complications related to CCBs overdose and their management strategies.

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