Antihypertensive drug overdose
Vanessa Bara , Information officer at the National Poisons Information Service (London)
Overdose with antihypertensive drugs is potentially serious. Vanessa Bara discusses the clinical assessment and intervention techniques necessary in treating and stabilising patients
Avariety of drugs are used to treat hyper-tension. This review will cover four groups of antihypertensives: the commonly used beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, plus the newest antihypertensives, angiotensin II antagonists.
Emergency Nurse. 7, 4, 13-18. doi: 10.7748/en1999.07.7.4.13.c1283
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