Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing Alcohol)

Etiology

  • Taken w/goal of inoxication
  • Or unintentional or intentional overdose

Symptoms

  • Similar to ethanol w/agitation, disinhibition
  • W/spectrum including sedation and coma
  • Abd pain, vomiting
  • Osmolar gap without sig metaboloic acidosis

Physical Exam Findings

  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia
  • Characteristic acetone breath odor
  • Spectrum from aggitated to somnolence
  • Respiratory depression if severe

Tests