Fatal venlafaxine poisonings are associated with a high prevalence of drug interactions

@article{Launiainen2010FatalVP,
  title={Fatal venlafaxine poisonings are associated with a high prevalence of drug interactions},
  author={Terhi Launiainen and Ilpo Juhani Rasanen and Erkki Vuori and Ilkka Ojanper{\"a}},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={125},
  pages={349-358}
}
Venlafaxine (VEN) is an antidepressant found to possess a higher fatal toxicity index (FTI, i.e., deaths in proportion to consumption) than other newer antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The aim of this study was to elucidate using post-mortem cases whether the apparent high toxicity of VEN is associated with adverse drug interactions, pharmacogenetic factors and/or the manner of death. Within a 2-year period, a comprehensive post-mortem database and death… CONTINUE READING

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