How to Treat Theophylline Poisoning?


Things to note:
  • Check your heart function and treat dysrhythmia.
  • Monitor and correct fluid and other anomalies of the electrolyte.
  • Monitor concentrations of theophylline. Up to 24 hours after ingestion of modified release preparations, levels can continue to increase.

Medical Treatment:
Even if the patient is present after 2 hours, give a dose of activated charcoal.
  • Potassium chloride, IV, no more than 40 mmol / L and no more than 20 mmol / h.
For convulsions:
  • Diazepam IV, 10 mg.
In serious cases, i.e. Refer to dialysis levels > 80mcg / mL.

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