Other Drugs

Table 51-6 lists the signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal of other drugs. There are no specific antidotes or reversal agents for the remaining drug classes. Care of the overdose patient is largely supportive and aimed at treating the medical effects of the particular overdose, such as treatment of myocardial ischemia resulting from cocaine overdose. Currently, no FDA-approved medications are available for stimulant (including cocaine and methamphetamine), marijuana, hallucinogen (e.g., LSD, PCP), or club drug (e.g., MDMA) withdrawal. Behavioral therapies are the mainstay of treatment.

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