Antidiabetic medications in overdose: a comparison of the inquiries made to a regional poisons unit regarding original sulfonylureas, biguanides and insulin.

@article{Mach2006AntidiabeticMI,
  title={Antidiabetic medications in overdose: a comparison of the inquiries made to a regional poisons unit regarding original sulfonylureas, biguanides and insulin.},
  author={Marc-Alexander von Mach and Martina Gauer and Sara Anne Meyer and Babatunde Omogbehin and Helmut Schinzel and Peter Herbert Kann and Ludwig Sacha Weilemann},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={51-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The drugs most commonly used to treat diabetes mellitus are sulfonylureas, biguanides and insulin. The most serious effects seen in overdose with these agents are hypoglycemia or lactic acidosis which may be fatal or cause cerebral defects. The present investigation analyzes inquiries made to a regional poisons unit involving overdoses with sulfonylureas, biguanides and insulin. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 218,070 made inquiries between 1995 and 2004 were evaluated. The… CONTINUE READING

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