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Specific Poisons

By

Gerald F. O’Malley

, DO, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center;


Rika O’Malley

, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Last full review/revision Apr 2020| Content last modified Apr 2020
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Symptoms and treatment of specific poisons vary (see table Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons  Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons  Symptoms and treatment of specific poisons vary (see table Symptoms and Treatment of Specific Poisons ). Including all the specific complexities and details is impossible, although cross-references... read more ). Including all the specific complexities and details is impossible, although cross-references are made to other entries in the table where appropriate. Consultation with a poison control center is recommended for any poisonings except the mildest and most routine.

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Drugs Mentioned In This Article

Drug Name Select Trade
PRADAXA
K-TAB, KLOR-CON
NITHIODOTE
No US brand name
DEXEDRINE
COMPRO
CYANOKIT
LIBRIUM
PARNATE
No US trade name
DESOXYN
LEVOPHED
DIABINESE
ACETADOTE
PROVAYBLUE
Andexanet Alfa
VIVACTIL
MARPLAN
NITROPRESS
NITRO-DUR
OZURDEX
CUPRIMINE
TYLENOL
NEMBUTAL SODIUM
TEGRETOL
AVENTYL
OTREXUP
DESFERAL
MEPHYTON
ELIXOPHYLLIN
PRAXBIND
VORAXAZE
ARIXTRA
SECONAL
No US brand names
LEXAPRO
NAVANE
GEODON
ISOPTO CARPINE, PILOPINE HS, SALAGEN
NORPRAMIN
XARELTO
PROTOPAM CHLORIDE
COGENTIN
INDERAL
LUVOX
EFFEXOR XR
KALBITOR
BAL
RISPERDAL
TRANSDERM SCOP
HALDOL
ADRENALIN
REMERON
ANGIOMAX
Meprobamate
BLOXIVERZ
ADDERALL XR 10
PAXIL
ZOLOFT
ELDEPRYL
NARDIL
ANTABUSE
CELEXA
RAYOS
LASIX
PROZAC, SARAFEM
SANDOSTATIN
TOFRANIL
ANTIZOL
ADALAT CC, PROCARDIA
FRAGMIN
COLCRYS
LOVENOX
LEVITRA
ZYPREXA
XANAX
ZANTAC
LYRICA
DEMEROL
ELIMITE, NIX
TAGAMET
SEROQUEL
VIAGRA
CALAN
ADVIL, MOTRIN IB
OLEPTRO
FIRAZYR
GLUCOPHAGE
WELLBUTRIN, ZYBAN
GLUCOTROL
CIALIS
CARDIZEM, CARTIA XT, DILACOR XR
LANIAZID
OXYCONTIN
CLOZARIL
DOLOPHINE
IPRIVASK
DIABETA, GLYNASE
CATAPRES
ATROPEN
EVZIO
ADASUVE
COUMADIN
VALIUM
ALEVE, NAPROSYN
DURAMORPH PF, MS CONTIN
COMMIT, NICORETTE, NICOTROL
Selenium
ELIQUIS
STENDRA
ACTIQ, DURAGESIC, SUBLIMAZE
CHEMET
ORAP
PANHEPRIN
LANOXIN
LITHOBID
ZONALON
BREVIBLOC
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