Absinthe

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Background

  • Bitter, green liqueur derived from 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
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Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Hallucinogens

Template:Sedative/hypnotic toxicity types

Evaluation

  • Typically a clinical diagnosis, based on history
  • Evaluate for other causes of symptoms and co-ingestions

Management

  • Supportive care

Disposition

  • Discharge when clinically sober

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