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 OJPed  Vol.2 No.2 , June 2012
Paediatric amitriptyline overdose
Abstract: We report a near fatal case of paediatric amitriptyline overdose including a series of ECGs demonstrating the effects of sodium bicarbonate therapy on cardio-toxicity. We briefly discuss the role of sodium to counteract the sodium channel blockade of tricyclic antidepressants and discuss the possible utility of lipid emulsion therapy in such cases.
Cite this paper: Doherty, S. , Cave, G. and Harvey, M. (2012) Paediatric amitriptyline overdose. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 2, 170-174. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2012.22028.
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