Amlodipine overdose causes prolonged calcium channel blocker toxicity

Bruce D. Adams, William T. Browne

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Amlodipine is a relatively new agent that has the longest half-life of all calcium channel blockers. This report describes a severe overdose that resulted in prolonged and severe hemodynamic compromise for up to 10 days, but responded to aggressive therapy with calcium, glucagon, and other vasoactive medicines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Amlodipine
  • Calcium
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Glucagon
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Overdose
  • Swan-Ganz catheterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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