Year: 1991 Source: Veterinary & Human Toxicology, v.33, no.3, (June 1991), p.256-258 SIEC No: 19911089

The records of 48 consecutive cases of oral hypoglycemic exposure reported to the Rush Poison Control Center between January 1988 & December 1989 were reviewed. The average age of patients was 15.0 years. 23 of the patients were male & 25 were female. Accidental cause was the primary reason for ingestion in 33 cases with suicidal intent being mentioned in another 11 cases. No deaths resulted. The authors conclude that oral hypoglycemic ingestions generally have a successful outcome.