Calcium channel blockers are widely used to treat a variety of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension. Diltiazem on account of its favorable side effect profile has become well-accepted treatment for angina and hypertension. As its use increases, diltiazem toxicity has been seen with escalating frequency. In this paper we report a case of sustained release diltiazem overdose (6.7 grams), highlight the clinical features and discuss its management. This ingestion is one of the largest reported in the literature and is remarkable in that the patient recovered without pacing or other extraordinary measures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
- Calcium diltiazem
- Channel blocker
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