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For 24 hour advice, contact the Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26
Oral hypoglycaemic agents are used for managing type-II diabetes mellitus (non-insulin dependent diabetes)
Sulfonylureas possess a broad range of pharmacokinetic properties
All children with deliberate self-poisoning or significant accidental ingestion
Any symptomatic child
Acute ingestion of unknown quantity
Any child whose developmental age is inconsistent with accidental poisoning as non-accidental poisoning should be considered
Intentional overdose or accidental
Focus on dose, timing and co-ingestants
Manifestations of hypoglycaemia may include:
Always check for Medicalert bracelet in any unconscious patient, or any other signs of underlying medical condition (fingerprick marks etc)
Standard procedures and supportive care
Consider charcoal if massive ingestion and within 1 hour, or after airway protection
Discuss with toxicologist
3. Specific treatment
Octreotide infusion may be ceased when all the following criteria have been met:
Following cessation of octroetide, BSLs should be checked every hour for a minimum of 12 hours post cessation of octerotide/dextrose before discharge.
Consult Victorian Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 for advice
Children require care beyond the comfort level of the current hospital
For emergency advice and paediatric or neonatal ICU transfers, call the Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) Service: 1300 137 650.
Parent Information: Poisoning prevention for children
Prevention of poisoning (Victorian Poisons Information Centre)
Poisons Information Centre: phone 13 11 26
Poisons Information Centre
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): Victorian government mental health services are region-based
Orygen Youth Health: Specialist mental health services for people aged 15–25 years, residing in the western and north-western regions of metropolitan Melbourne. Triage/intake - 1800 888 320.
Headspace: National Youth Mental Health Foundation with local headspace centres
YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service): Outreach teams across Melbourne and regional Victoria for young people experiencing significant problems with alcohol and/or drug use
YoDAA: Victoria’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice service - provides information and support for youth AOD needs or anyone concerned about a young person
Infoxchange Service Seeker: Search for local community support services eg local doctor, dentist, counselling services, drug and alcohol services.
Last Updated December 2020