What medications are used in the treatment of caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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The objectives of pharmacotherapeutic intervention of caffeine toxicity include (1) stabilization of heart rate and blood pressure; (2) seizure control with benzodiazepines; (3) decontamination with activated charcoal, sorbitol, or both; and (4) correction of electrolyte disturbances.

Tachydysrhythmias may be treated with calcium channel blockers or beta-blockers (preferred) for rate control or with antidysrhythmics, depending on the rhythm disturbance.


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