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Common Street Drugs: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

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  • LSD is an indole derivative that acts as both serotonin agonist & antagonist, w/ strong hallucinogenic properties.
  • Abused for changes in thought, perception, consciousness
  • ED visits are usually the result of panic reactions, massive ingestions or accidental ingestions.
  • Severe anxiety & agitation may occur.
    • Treat w/ reassurance, minimal stimuli.
    • May respond to benzodiazepines
  • Massive ingestions may result in coma, respiratory arrest, HTN, coagulopathy.
    • Maintain airway patency; support w/ oxygenation/ventilation if necessary.
    • Treat hypertensive emergencies w/ sodium nitroprusside.

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Last updated: April 15, 2010

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"Common Street Drugs: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534224/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Lysergic_Acid_Diethylamide__LSD_.
Common Street Drugs: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534224/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Lysergic_Acid_Diethylamide__LSD_. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Common Street Drugs: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534224/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Lysergic_Acid_Diethylamide__LSD_
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