Which medications in the drug class Nutrients are used in the treatment of Cocaine Toxicity?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Nutrients

Thiamine should be administered before glucose to prevent Wernicke encephalopathy.

Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Administered to prevent Wernicke encephalopathy. If the patient is already showing signs of Wernicke encephalopathy, thiamine should be administered before glucose.

Dextrose (D-glucose)

Monosaccharide absorbed from intestine and distributed, stored, and used by tissues. Parenteral injection used in patients unable to sustain adequate oral intake. Direct oral absorption rapidly increases blood glucose concentrations. Effective in small doses and no evidence suggests toxicity. Concentrated infusions provide increased amounts of glucose and increased caloric intake in small volume of fluid.


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