Tag Clonidine

Clonidine toxicity

Clonidine has a vast array of uses including anxiety, ADHD, hypertension, withdrawal (opitates, alcohol and smoking), migraines, menopausal flushing, diarrhoea and finally pain. It causes the classic triad of drowsiness, miosis and bradycardia in overdose.
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A Toxic Slumber

A 3 year-old boy is BIBA with a reduced level of consciousness. He is protecting is airway, has a respiratory rate of 15/min, a pulse rate of 70/min and blood pressure of 85/35 mmHg. He is responsive to painful stimuli and has pupils 2mm in diameter. Can you keep out of harm's way?