The Toxicology Committee updated the existing Victorian CPG Eucalyptus oil poisoning.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Eucalyptus oil is highly toxic. Small ingestions of pure oil (≥5 mL) can lead to severe symptoms
- Symptom onset is usually rapid (within 30 mins) but can be delayed up to 4 hours after exposure
- CNS depression and respiratory compromise are the main features of eucalyptus oil poisoning to monitor for
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