Charcoal haemoperfusion in amitriptyline poisoning: Experience in 20 children

Bek K. , Oezkaya O., Mutlu B., Dagdemir A., Sungur M., Acikgoez Y., ...Daha Fazla

NEPHROLOGY, cilt.13, ss.193-197, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity is common among children and adults due to widespread use. Amitriptyline (AT) is one of the most commonly prescribed TCAs. Current guidelines do not recommend charcoal haemoperfusion (HP) for AT overdose due to high protein binding and large volume of distribution. However evidence regarding the efficacy of charcoal HP in addition to supportive measures is accumulating in the published reports.