What are the goals of drug treatment for methamphetamine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: John R Richards, MD, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce the toxic effects of the drug, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications. Treatment measures may include gastrointestinal decontamination, sedation, seizure control, and control of catecholamine-induced hypertension and tachycardia.


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