Podcast #57: Anticholinergictoxidrome

ce2e45e8-be62-47d9-bf28-dd138873fd4fRun Time: 2 minutes

Author: Dr. Aaron Lessen

Educational Pearls:

  • Benadryl most common anticholinergic overdose. Gypsum weed is also a common plant ingestion that causes an overdose.
  • Classic pneumonic for anticholinergictoxidrome:
    • mad as a hatter: hatter used mercury in hat making which made people agitated.
    • dry as a bone: not diaphoretic.
    • red as a beet.
    • blind as a bat.
  • The most dangerous problems are a patient with agitated delirium, rhabdomyolysis, seizures, and hyperthermia.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/anticholinergictoxidrome-1/

References:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC487008/

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