Absinthe

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Background

  • Bitter, green liqueur derived form Wormwood tree extract
  • Active ingredient: thujone, which antagonizes GABA-A receptors (now thujone concentrations are thought to be too small to pose any danger to patient)
  • Illegal in most countries

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Hallucinogens

Sedative/hypnotic toxicity

Evaluation

  • Typically a clinical diagnosis, based on history

Management

  • Supportive

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

  • Rosen's