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Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity in Pediatrics
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1010089-overview

Mar 17th, 2020 - Practice Essentials Cyclic antidepressants (CAs) have been used in the treatment of major depression since the late 1950s. Originally termed tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), they are more accurately called cyclic antidepressants because some newe...

Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity in Pediatrics Clinical Presentation
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1010089-clinical

Mar 17th, 2020 - History The history in patients with cyclic antidepressant (CA) poisoning may include either intentional or unintentional ingestion. Older children should be screened for suicidal ideation and prior self-harm. Onset of symptoms typically occurs wi...

Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity in Pediatrics Medication
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1010089-medication

Mar 17th, 2020 - Medication Summary Pharmacologic therapy in patients with cyclic antidepressant (CA) toxicity is directed toward cardiac and central nervous system (CNS) effects of these drugs. Cardiotoxicity Sodium bicarbonate therapy is the cornerstone of treat...

Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity in Pediatrics Treatment & Management
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1010089-treatment

Mar 17th, 2020 - Approach Considerations As with any overdose, good supportive care is the mainstay of treatment and the first priority is to assess and treat any abnormalities in airway, breathing, and circulation (the ABCs). The rapid onset of toxicity from cycl...

Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity in Pediatrics Workup
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1010089-workup

Mar 17th, 2020 - Laboratory Studies As in all patients with potential overdose, the following should be routinely monitored in cases of cyclic antidepressant (CA) poisoning: Complete blood cell count (CBC) Serum acetaminophen level Electrolyte levels (with determi...

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