Attempted suicide with acepromazine maleate: a case report.


1.25 g acepromazine maleate was consumed by a young woman in an unsuccessful suicide attempt. The drug is used extensively as an anesthetic premedication in veterinary practice. The woman had worked as a lay veterinary assistant. The clinical signs of toxicity were in part consistent with phenothiazine over-dosage in the human and were inconsistent with signs usually observed in animals.

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@article{Clutton1985AttemptedSW, title={Attempted suicide with acepromazine maleate: a case report.}, author={Richard Eddie Clutton}, journal={Veterinary and human toxicology}, year={1985}, volume={27 5}, pages={391} }