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Calcium channel blocker poisoning involves complex physiological changes and significant case-to-case variability; it is best treated by a multidisciplinary team with appropriate knowledge and experience in cardiovascular critical care support and in poisoning treatment.
High-dose insulin therapy requires intensive monitoring and clinical response. High-dose insulin therapy is not FDA-approved for treatment of cardiogenic shock from calcium channel blocker poisoning, and optimal dosing and practice has not been defined by clinical trials.
The specialists, and consulting toxicologists, at The Poison Control Center may be able to provide more nuanced information to assist clinicians trying to make patient care decisions.
Updated: Nov. 1, 2015
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