Aspiration of nortriptyline.

  title={Aspiration of nortriptyline.},
  author={D R Johnson and David Yew},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={12 3},
Unintentional aspiration of medication capsules is a rare event. A case report of a neurologically impaired 23-year-old woman who aspirated a 50-mg nortriptyline capsule is presented. This resulted in progressive respiratory distress necessitating ventilatory support. Bronchoscopy showed severe airway inflammation and edema.