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Ann Emerg Med. 1988 Feb;17(2):175-6.

Clonidine transdermal patch poisoning.

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Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Abstract

A case of infant clonidine poisoning from a transdermal patch that had been worn for five days by an adult and then discarded is described. The infant became hypotensive with a systolic blood pressure of 38 mm Hg, and a dopamine infusion was required for six hours to maintain adequate blood pressure. The infant was discharged 24 hours after admission. Clonidine toxicity, transdermal delivery system pharmacokinetics, and poison prevention are discussed.

PMID:
3337434
DOI:
10.1016/s0196-0644(88)80309-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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