Category: Toxicology

Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines adverse drug reactions (ADR) as “any response to a drug which is noxious and unintended, and which occurs at doses normally used in man”. Importantly, these refer to situations when the drug is used normally and at the recommended dosages. ADRs may be classified into six categories, based on

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Opiate overdose & toxicity

You will likely encounter an opiate overdose due to the prevalence of opiates for recreational use, in those who have chronic pain or mental health issues & those who may accumulate opiates due to liver or renal impairment. No matter the type of opiate, treatment is broadly the same, although some opiates may require higher

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Paracetamol Overdose

As an FY1, you will encounter these either during clerking shifts or you may look after them on the ward. As it is quite common, the information below is to help give you an overview. For management, use Toxbase, the login should be on your trust intranet or from A&E. The app allows you to sign

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