Polydrug abuse by intravenous use of heroin and tropicamide-containing eyedrops.

@article{Spagnolo2013PolydrugAB,
  title={Polydrug abuse by intravenous use of heroin and tropicamide-containing eyedrops.},
  author={Primavera Alessandra Spagnolo and Aldo Badiani and P. Nencini},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={100-1}
}
BACKGROUND Drug abuse is rarely limited to a single substance; polydrug use is the norm rather than the exception. In many cases, the misuse of potentially psychoactive substances can lead to serious intoxications and results in addictive behavior. CASE DESCRIPTION A 22-year-old heroin-addicted woman presented in our clinic reporting a 2-year history of intravenous injection of an eyedrop solution containing 1% tropicamide, an antimuscarinic agent. She reported injecting tropicamide because… CONTINUE READING