‘Too Much of a Good-dipine’

Authors: Martha Dimech / Editor: Fiona Mendes / Reviewer: Yoonus Karinkapara / Codes: / Published: 11/01/2024

A 62-year-old male presents to your Emergency Department (ED) following multiple episodes of vomiting and complains of dizziness. 

He admits to having taken an overdose of his amlodipine, which was prescribed for hypertension two hours prior to his presentation. 

He appears pale, anxious and clammy. 

His initial observations are:

Oxygen Saturations: 95% on room air
Heart rate: 62 beats per minute
Blood Pressure: 84/50 mmHg
Temperature: 37 degrees Celsius

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