What is xylitol?
an alcohol sugar, that tastes like sugar
What are the main household sources of xylitol?
sugar free gums and candies
Xylitol is absorbed _____ from the GI tract and is a potent promoter of ______ release causing severe ______. Only in?
slowly; insulin; hypoglycemia/hypokalemia; dogs, other spp. not affected
How much xylitol is in a piece of chewing gum? what is the amount that can cause hypoglycemia? how much causes acute hepatic faliure?
1-2g/piece; hypoglycemia =.2-.4 g/kg
acute liver failure = 1.6-2g/kg
The onset Xylitol C/S can be _____ or _____ depending on the amount _______.
slow; rapid; ingested
Xylitol's C/S are mainly in the _____ and _____.
CNS via liver failure, GI
T/F xylitol poisoning can be treated by inducing vomiting.
Activated charcoal is very effective in treating xylitol poisoning b/c alcohols bind to carbon easily.
F; it is not effective
What do you give to correct hypoglycemia?