How is rhabdomyolysis treated in heroin toxicity?

Updated: Dec 16, 2018
  • Author: Rania Habal, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Prolonged coma and convulsions may contribute to the development of rhabdomyolysis, which is treated conventionally, with large amounts of crystalloid solutions, alkalinization of the urine, and forced diuresis.

Infusion of large amounts of crystalloids in patients with narcotic overdose may require close monitoring of hemodynamic parameters because these patients are also at risk for pulmonary edema.


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