An upset mother arrives in the Peds ED saying that her 2 yo son swallowed one of her “pressure pills.” Which antihypertensives can be single dose killers for a young child?

  • Clonidine
  • Verapamil
  • Diltiazem

Other common pediatric single dose pill killers:

  • Cyclic antidepressants
  • Antimalarials (chloroquine, quinine)
  • Methadone, oxycodone
  • Sulfonylureas (glipizide, glyburide)

Adapted from: https://umem.org/educational_pearls/508/ (posted 8/08 by Don Van Wie)