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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Amlodipine poisioning complicated with acute non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  1. Ruairi Hasson,
  2. Victoria Mulcahy,
  3. Hasan Tahir
  1. Department of Acute Medicine, Whipps Cross Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hasan Tahir, hasan.tahir{at}


Amlodipine poisoning is an uncommon presentation with potentially life threatening complications. As there are few cases of severe poisoning documented, management guidelines are limited. The authors present the case of a 22-year-old female who presented to hospital 6 h after ingesting 280 mg of amlodipine. She was treated with aggressive fluid resuscitation and calcium gluconate infusion. She went on to develop acute non-cardiogenic pulmonary odema for which she needed a frusemide infusion. She stayed in hospital for 5 days and was discharged after a psychiatric review with no long-term complications. The authors discuss the other management options available for patients presenting with amlodipine overdose.

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