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Table 3 Treatment-related complications in 21 out of 884 admissions in Oslo during one year 2008–2009

From: A one-year observational study of all hospitalized acute poisonings in Oslo: complications, treatment and sequelae

Treatment Complication n % of treated
N-acetylcysteine    5%
n = 120 Urticaria 5  
  Bronchospasm 1  
Flumazenil and naloxone    4%
n = 1091 Convulsions 4  
Naloxone    3%
n = 741 Convulsions 1  
  Allergic reaction 1  
Flumazenil    2%
n = 961 Convulsions 2  
Gastric decontamination    2%
n = 93 Aspiration pneumonia 2  
Diazepam2,3    
  Respiratory depression 2  
  Hypotension 1  
  Aspiration pneumonia 1  
Penicillin3,4    
  Allergic reaction 1  
Total   21  
  1. 1 Four patients with convulsions prior to flumazenil and/or naloxone administration were excluded.
  2. 2 Treatment of convulsions.
  3. 3 Antibiotics and diazepam were not routinely registered.
  4. 4 Treatment of complications.