Monday, April 9, 2012

Q: What precaution should be taken while giving Pralidoxime as antidote for organophosphate poisoning?

Answer: It should be given slowly over 30 minutes. If given as bolus it may precipitate respiratory or cardiac arrest. Dose is 30 mg/kg. 

 If intravenous access is not available, it may be given as intramuscular or subcutaneous injection.

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