Poisoning - Carbon monoxide

  • Mainly from Jiko and car exhaust.
  • It is caused by the formation of carboxyhemoglobin that deprives the tissue oxygen.
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsion
  • Coma
  • Complications:



*Cortical blindness

*Mental impairment


  1. Monitor
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Cardiac functions
  • The possibility of development of cerebral edema by funduscopy, CT Scan and MRI
  • Acid-base balance
  • The patients for 4-6 wks in case of accidental case and more time in case of suicidal attempt.
  • Remove from source
  • Intubation in case of coma
  • Hyperbolic oxygen
  • Mannitol 20%
  • Head elevation
  • Bed rest
  • Psychiatric care.
Drug Index 2.0 is here
Our new update features a more powerful search feature and easier login. Having any issues? Contact us today. Contact Us