Podcast #87: Ibuprofen Overdose - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #87: Ibuprofen Overdose

4ed759b6-5598-430d-9c73-ddd26faf073cRun Time: 3 minutes

Author: Dr. Gretchen Hinson

Educational Pearls:

  • Immediate symptoms include airway compromise, refractory hypotension, dysrhythmias, seizures and profound metabolic acidosis.
  • To be symptomatic a person needs to ingest 400mg per kg.
  • Long term problems include: gastric ulcers and GI bleeds – not common – and renal issues from acute kidney injury.

References:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002655.htm


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