More than just an ocular solution


Pekdemir M. , YANTURALI S., KARAKUŞ G.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, cilt.22, ss.753-754, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/emj.2004.014795
  • Dergi Adı: EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.753-754

Özet

Apraclonidine eye drop is an alpha adrenergic agonist derived topical clonidine, used for the treatment of intraocular pressure elevation. We report what is to our knowledge the first case of systemic toxicity of apraclonidine resulted from repeated local administration. Clinical manifestation of toxicity was similar to oral clonidine overdose. Toxicities of ocular drugs should always be considered when a patient presents with new systemic problems.