Intravenous fat emulsion therapy for intentional sustained-release verapamil overdose

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We report the first case of sustained-release verapamil toxicity treated with Intralipid fat emulsion (IFE). Toxicity was confirmed by elevated serial serum verapamil and metabolite, norverapamil, levels. Most previously reported cases of IFE therapy involve local anaesthetic toxicity and cardiac arrest. Our patient was in shock despite standard therapy. No adverse events were noted and the patient fully recovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Intralipid fat emulsion
  • Lipids
  • Lipophilic
  • Resuscitation
  • Verapamil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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