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Aspirin overdose

01 July 2002

Emergency Nurse


After more than a century, aspirin remains one of the most popular drugs in the world. Each year, 50,000 million tablets are taken worldwide and an average Briton...

Acute poisoning - benzodiazepines, phenothiazines and antihistamines: clinical features and management

01 November 1997

Emergency Nurse

Clinical drug overdoses

Benzodiazepines have been used since the 1960s because of their wide margin of safety in various clinical settings. Similarly, phenothiazines are commonly...

Acute poisoning: analgesics - clinical features and management

01 August 1997

Emergency Nurse

Clinical acute poisoning

Analgesics, particularly paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, are the most common subject of enquiry to NPIS (London); paracetamol alone is involved in more than 16...