Quinine
 
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occurs as white needle shaped odowebsiteess crystals and has a bitter taste
Route :
Ingestion
Fatal Dose :
8 to 15gms
Fatal Period :
6hrs
Clinical Picture :
•Headache, giddiness, ringing in ears, partial deafness, disorders of vision •Pupils are fixed and dilated •Nausea , vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, mental confusion, muscular weakness •Itching, erythematous or urticarial rash on the skin •Methemoglobinemia •Tachycardia, hypotension, cyanosis •Cinchonism: caused by repeated therapeutic overdose
Treatment :
•Gastric lavage •i.v. fluids to promote dialysis Symptomatic
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