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?
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)