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Fluoxetine Overdose-Induced Seizure

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Author(s): Suchard, Jeffrey R

Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1936-900X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 154;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Fluoxetine | Overdose | Poisoning | Seizure

ABSTRACT
A 37-year-old woman experienced a witnessed generalized seizure in the Emergency Department three hours after ingesting approximately 1400 mg of fluoxetine in a suicide attempt. Although the majority of fluoxetine ingestions are benign, seizures may occur after large intentional overdoses.
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