Hemodialysis/Hemoperfusion

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Background

  • Reserved for toxins that are both life-threatening and amenable to removal by this method
  • Ineffective for toxins that have large Vd, large molecular weight, or protein bound

Indications

  • Overdoses of the following:
    • Salicylates
    • Methanol
    • Ethylene glycol
    • Lithium
    • Theophylline
    • Carbamazepine
    • Amanita (mushrooms)

See Also

References