Accidental Olanzapine Consumption in Children

  • Kalenahalli Jagadish Kumar Professor of Paediatrics, The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College (JSSMC), Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University, Mysore
  • Aleti Samatha Resident in Paediatrics, The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College (JSSMC), Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University, Mysore
  • Srikanth Marda Resident in Paediatrics, The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College (JSSMC), Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University, Mysore
  • Divya Chaudhary Resident in Paediatrics, The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College (JSSMC), Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University, Mysore
Keywords: Olanzapine overdose, altered consciousness, ECG abnormality

Abstract

Olanzapine is commonly used an atypical antipsychotic drug. Overdose is characterized by agitation, deep coma, blurred vision, myosis, respiratory depression and cardiovascular effects. Cardiovascular toxicity includes alterations in blood pressure, conduction disturbances like prolongation of the QRS/ QT intervals or ventricular dysrhythmias. We report two children with Olanzapine poisoning who presented with altered consciousness and one of them had ECG abnormality. Both of them recovered and discharged.  

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2018-06-07
How to Cite
Kumar, K., Samatha, A., Marda, S., & Chaudhary, D. (2018). Accidental Olanzapine Consumption in Children. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 37(3), 267-269. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v37i3.16384
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Case Reports