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Keio J Med. 2013;62(2):53-7. Epub 2013 May 27.

Treatment of quetiapine overdose with intravenous lipid emulsion.

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Emergency Department, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Samanpazarı, Ankara, Turkey.


We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who attempted suicide by oral ingestion of potentially fatal doses of multiple drugs including quetiapine. Intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) was administered at a dose higher than that used in the standard management of toxicity. Rapid improvement was observed in the patient's status, and no additional treatment was required during the period of observation. No adverse effect of lipid administration was observed. ILE treatment seems to have great potential in the management of lipophilic drug toxicity in the future.

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