POISONING. Dr. M.L.Siddaraju. History. Egyptians are said to have studied many poisons as early as 3000BC. Among vedas- Atharvana veda (1500BC) describes poisons. Susrutha (350BC) described as how poisons were mixed with food and drink, medicines, snuff, etc..
Based on the chief symptoms they produce
more than 70% symptomatic within
RS – breathlessness, cough
CNS – convulsions, coma
GPE – fever, restlessness, cyanosis
GI – vomiting, diarrhea
X – Ray changes
Changes appear within one hour
- commonly right basal infiltrates
- pleural effusion
The Drugs and Cosmetics act, 1940.
The Pharmacy Act-1948
The object of this act is to allow only the registered pharmacists to prepare, mix or dispense any medicine on prescription of a medical practitioner.
To ban advertisements procuring abortion/increase of sexual potency/treatment of veneral diseases/correction of menstrual disorders.