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Prolonged Q-T interval following astemizole overdose.
  1. R O Bishop,
  2. P L Gaudry
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.


    Astemizole overdose has been reported to cause torsades-de-pointes and in the present case it caused prolongation of the Q-T interval. Astemizole overdoses should be managed in a similar way to overdose with other cardiotoxic drugs.

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