Question of the Day – Friday March 27, 2020

What are the most common symptoms from pediatric bromethalin exposure?

 In an 11 year review of bromethalin exposures reported to U.S. Poison Centers, the most commonly coded adverse effects from unintentional exposure were vomiting (3.3%), nausea (1%), and drowsiness or lethargy (1%). 2143 of 2227 (96.2%) of pediatric exposures had no effect. (Feldman R et al. Medical outcomes of bromethalin rodenticide exposures reported to US poison centers after federal restriction of anticoagulants. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Mar 20:1-6. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1582776.)

Submiited by Ryan Feldman PharmD on behalf of the Acute and Intensive Care Section