What is the role of GI decontamination in the treatment of calcium channel blocker (CCB) toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal (GI) decontamination may be considered because calcium channel blockers (CCBs) slow gastric motility and delay gastric emptying. Options include activated charcoal, gastric lavage, and whole-bowel lavage.


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