Tag: toxicity

Valproic Acid Toxicity

The Case 50-year-old woman is brought in by EMS after intentional ingestion of her 500 mg extended release valproate in a suicide attempt approximately 40 minutes prior to arrival. She had recently filled her valproate prescription with 80 tablets and…

Bored and Toxic (Lithium)

You are polishing off the sweet remains of a fruitful Halloween weekend when the paramedics burst through the door with a very sick looking patient. You throw away your candy wrappers and rush to the stretcher where they present you…

TOX: Sweet talk & slurred speech

  About halfway through your relatively quiet shift in the Critical Care & Trauma area of your ED you hear an overhead notification, “stroke code to triage!” You and Padma the intern set down your tasty cappuccinos and speed walk…