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Amlodipine poisoning revisited: Acidosis, acute kidney injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

Kushal Naha, J Suryanarayana, Riffat Abdul Aziz, Barkur Ananthakrishna Shastry

Keywords : Acidosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, amlodipine, poisoning

Citation Information : Naha K, Suryanarayana J, Aziz RA, Shastry BA. Amlodipine poisoning revisited: Acidosis, acute kidney injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (7):467-469.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.136078

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


We report the case of an 18-year-old girl presenting with shock following ingestion of 85 mg of amlodipine and 850 mg of atenolol with suicidal intent. Subsequently, the patient developed severe metabolic acidosis, acute kidney injury, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, which were managed conservatively. The patient ultimately made a full recovery. Given the popularity of amlodipine and atenolol as antihypertensive drugs in this part of the world, it is likely that more such cases will be encountered in the future. Physicians should be aware of the severe complications that can develop with amlodipine overdose.

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