Bath Salts and Plant Food Products: the Experience of One Regional US Poison Center
Journal of Medical Toxicology, 07/06/2012
Murphy CM et al. – Haloperidol was the antipsychotic agent used most often to treat agitation. Serious complications associated with reported exposure to “bath salt” and “plant food” products included rhabdomyolysis, renal failure, excited delirium syndrome, and death. While treatments have not been empirically determined, sedation with benzodiazepines, aggressive cooling for hyperthermic patients, and use of small doses of antipsychotics for choreoathetoid movements not controlled with benzodiazepines are not likely to be harmful.