Diphosgene Exposure Medication

Updated: Jan 05, 2016
  • Author: Paul P Rega, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Zygmunt F Dembek, PhD, MPH, MS, LHD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

In general, follow decontamination with soap and water by symptomatic treatment.

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Bronchodilator

Class Summary

This agent is used to relieve significant bronchospasm.

Albuterol 0.5% (Proventil, Ventolin)

Used to relieve bronchospasm after diphosgene (DP) exposure. Beta-agonist for bronchospasm refractory to epinephrine. Relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by action on beta2-receptors with little effect on cardiac muscle contractility.

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