Updated CPG: Eucalyptus oil poisoning

The Toxicology Committee updated the existing Victorian CPG Eucalyptus oil poisoning.


The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Eucalyptus oil is highly toxic. Small ingestions of pure oil (≥5 mL) can lead to severe symptoms
  2. Symptom onset is usually rapid (within 30 mins) but can be delayed up to 4 hours after exposure
  3. CNS depression and respiratory compromise are the main features of eucalyptus oil poisoning to monitor for

For 24 hour advice, contact the Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26


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