Butalbital Overdose Treatment

Butalbital Overdose Treatment

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Re-establishing or maintaining sufficient respiratory exchange is crucial in butalbital overdose treatment. This can be accomplished through the use of medically assisted detox or controlled ventilation. Severe respiratory depression resulting from a butalbital overdose can be treated with the opioid antagonist naloxone hydrochloride. Naloxone hydrochloride is preferably administered intravenously and simultaneously with respiratory resuscitation efforts. Butalbital overdose treatment can also include the following as needed: Oxygen Induction of vomiting mechanically (individual is unconscious) or with syrup of ipecac (individual is alert) Intravenously administered fluids Intravenously administered vitamin K Vasopressor agents, such as norepinephrine or phenylephrine hydrochloride Intravenously administered norepinephrine bitatrate with serial blood pressure monitoring Emptying the stomach to remove any unabsorbed butalbital Urine alkalinization Oral-activated charcoal Other supportive measures If the butalbital overdose results in methemoglobinemia that covers over…
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