Intoxications are a common problem all over the world and cause acid-base balance disturbances, dysionias or acute renal failure; they can develop rapidly leading to severe cellular dysfunction and death.
Intoxications and drug overdoses often require the intervention of Nephrologists, for the correction of acidosis, the administration of selective inhibitory enzymes and also hemodialysis treatment. Extracorporeal therapies have been used to remove toxins for over fifty years and have acquired an increasing role, thanks to the use of new treatment modalities in intoxicated patients. In our clinical practice in the Covid period we have found an increase in clinical cases of intoxication with psychiatric drugs, including benzodiazepines, clozapine, lithium, quetiapine and cocaine.
KEYWORDS: intoxication, neuroleptic abuse, rhabdomyolysis, extracorporeal therapy, Covid 19.