Michael Levine, Author at Renal and Urology News

Michael Levine

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Psychiatric drug overdose, Antidepressant overdose, antipsychotic overdose, neuroleptic overdose

Psychiatric drug overdose Synonyms Antidepressant overdose, antipsychotic overdose, neuroleptic overdose Related Condition Lithium toxicity 1. Description of the problem As psychiatric illness becomes better recognized and treated, the number of prescriptions for psychiatric medications has substantially increased. Psychiatric medications can be divided into several general categories, including the antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. Many anticonvulsants…

Digoxin overdose, Cardiac glycoside toxicity, digoxin toxicity, digoxin poisoning

Digoxin overdose Also known as: Cardiac glycoside toxicity, digoxin toxicity, digoxin poisoning 1. Description of the problem Digoxin is commonly used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, especially with co-existing congestive heart failure. Cardiac glycosides, including digoxin, inhibit the sodium-potassium-ATPase, resulting in increased intracellular sodium and increased extracellular potassium. The increased intracellular sodium ultimately results…

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