Pharmacokinetics of dextropropoxyphene in acute poisoning.

Abstract

Dextropropoxyphene (DP) is a commonly used medicament for suicide attempts in Denmark. Death may occur from respiratory depression or cardiac arrest. Mechanical hyperventilation which induces hypocapnia seems to reduce the occurrence of cardiac complications. In an attempt to relate the clinical events to the plasma concentrations of DP and the major… (More)

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