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Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)

Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • GHB is a CNS depressant/anesthetic. Ingestion may result in respiratory & CNS depression. Maintain airway patency; support w/ oxygenation & ventilation if necessary.
    • Rapid sequence intubation if hypoxic or severe respiratory depression
    • Short-acting neuromuscular blockade indicated to prevent stimulation combativeness
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring & observe for bradycardia.
    • Treat hemodynamically significant bradycardia w/ atropine.

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Last updated: April 15, 2010

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"Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534121/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Gamma_Hydroxybutyric_Acid__GHB_.
Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534121/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Gamma_Hydroxybutyric_Acid__GHB_. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534121/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Gamma_Hydroxybutyric_Acid__GHB_
Common Street Drugs: Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534121/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Gamma_Hydroxybutyric_Acid__GHB_.
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