Meds Causing Tachycardia

Etiology

  • Theophylline
  • Amphetamines, cocaine
  • Caffeine, nicotine
  • Withdrawal from clonidine
  • Beta blocker withdrawal
  • Beta agonist use (e.g. inhalers)
  • Over dose thyroid replacement
  • Stimulants used for treating ADHD
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Anticholinergic syndrome
  • Ask directly about illicits and supplements
  • Many others: make sure to review active med list prescribed from all clinicians/health systems w/whom patient interacts

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