Medline ® Abstract for Reference 37
of 'MDMA (ecstasy) intoxication'
The use of labetalol in the management of cocaine crisis.
Gay GR, Loper KA
Ann Emerg Med. 1988;17(3):282.
We report a case of successful resuscitation and clinical management in a 31-year-old man who allegedly ingested 20 g of cocaine hydrochloride. The physiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms of cocaine toxicity are reviewed. The use of labetalol in resolving the cardiovascular crisis is specifically detailed.
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.