The use of sublingual nifedipine in a patient with a clonidine overdose.

Abstract

We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who took approximately 8 mg of clonidine in a suicidal gesture. She arrived in the emergency department 45 min after the overdose with severe hypertension and an altered mental status. Nitroprusside, which is the drug of choice for treating this "paradoxical hypertension," was not readily available. The patient was… (More)

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