Fatal unintentional intoxications with tramadol during 1995-2005.

  title={Fatal unintentional intoxications with tramadol during 1995-2005.},
  author={M Tj{\"a}derborn and Anna Kristina J{\"o}nsson and Staffan Haegg and Johan Ahlner},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={173 2-3},
Tramadol is an extensively used centrally acting analgesic and is considered a safe drug devoid of many serious adverse effects of traditional opioids. However, recently, toxicity and an abuse potential of tramadol have been reported. This study examined fatal unintentional tramadol intoxications among Swedish forensic autopsy cases between 1995 and 2005. All fatal intoxications were selected, in which toxic concentrations of tramadol (>1 microg/g femoral blood) had been detected, and where the… CONTINUE READING
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