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CME/CE

Toxicity, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor

  • Authors: Steven Marcus, MD
  • CME/CE Released: 1/4/2011
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/4/2013
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  • Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP

    Nurse Planner, Continuing Professional Education Department, Medscape, LLC; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC

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CME/CE

Toxicity, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor: Workup

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Workup

Laboratory Studies

  • Standard laboratory tests for poisoned patients are indicated if the patient has significant symptoms.
  • Quantitative levels of MAOIs are not clinically useful.
  • Electrolytes with lactic acid to evaluate for acidosis due to hypoperfusion
  • Toxicology screens are primarily useful in ruling out other toxins. Acetaminophen level should be ordered in every patient with intentional overdose.
  • Obtain pregnancy tests in women of childbearing age.
  • Consider workup for hypertensive emergencies if any signs or symptoms are present.
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