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lunes, 13 de agosto de 2018

Common Psychiatric Medications

emDocs - August 13, 2018 - Authors: Zentko P and Hahn C
Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
  • Psychotropic drugs have multiple potential adverse effects. Take a moment to consider what drugs a patient takes at home and what you offer them in the ED.
  • Citalopram and Escitalopram are different from other SSRIs; beware of seizures and QT on EKG.
  • Use caution when administering medications with renal effects to someone taking lithium.
  • Failure to take a thorough medication history in patients taking psychotropic drugs.
  • Not considering that lithium is primarily renally excreted.
  • Failing to obtain an EKG for a chemically sedated patient when multiple doses of antipsychotics are given (or when the patient is known to be taking a QT prolonging agent).
  • Failing to consider serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome in the ill appearing patient on psychotropic drugs."