An Unintentional Overdose: A Case Report | Abstract
Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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An Unintentional Overdose: A Case Report

Ashleigh A Abbott*

The error prone processes of prescribing and administering medications is made even more dangerous when uncommon and potentially lethal medications are involved. This case report describes the admission of a patient who suffered an in-hospital theophylline overdose’s subsequent critical care admission and resultant death. Included is a review of the most prevalent and recent evidence regarding this type of toxicity including extracorporeal removal and multidose activated charcoal as well as a reflection of how this multi-faceted fatal error occurred.

Published Date: 2020-07-10; Received Date: 2020-06-19