Author(s): Ray MJ, Radin DR, Condie JD, Halls JM
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Abstract Nasogastric administration of activated charcoal is effective in decreasing the half-life of amitriptyline. A case is reported in which this therapy for amitriptyline overdose led to charcoal bezoar formation and small-bowel obstruction. Amitriptyline's atropinic side effects on the gut make this a possible complication in such patients.
This article was published in Dig Dis Sci
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology