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Prolonged half-life of verapamil in a case of overdose: implications for therapy.

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After an overdose of verapamil (2.4 g) in a 59-year-old man the apparent half-life of verapamil was prolonged (15 h). The most likely mechanism is rate-limiting absorption, although changes in clearance and volume of distribution may contribute. As the elimination half-life of verapamil is increased in overdose, therapy may have to be continued for longer than expected. Moreover since the half-life of absorption of verapamil in overdose may be prolonged, activated charcoal should be given in ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Seniors
Journal:
British journal of clinical pharmacology
Volume:
39
Issue:
6
Pages:
680-683
Publication date:
1995-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2125
ISSN:
0306-5251
URN:
uuid:083cd13f-ed91-413b-a478-ccff19dda3ac
Source identifiers:
322068
Local pid:
pubs:322068
Language:
English
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