Treatment of severe 2,4-D and mecoprop intoxication with alkaline diuresis.

@article{Prescott1979TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of severe 2,4-D and mecoprop intoxication with alkaline diuresis.},
  author={Laurie F Prescott and J Park and I Darrien},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={1979},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={111-6}
}
1 Self-poisoning with a selective weedkiller containing 2,4-D and mecoprop in a 39 year old man resulted in prolonged deep coma, pyrexia, hyperventilation, hypoxaemia, myotonia, skeletal muscle damage and electrocardiographic changes consistent with cardiomyopathy. 2 The admission plasma concentrations of 2,4-D and mecoprop were 400 and 751 microgram/ml respectively. The patient remained gravely ill with no signs of improvement for 2 days with supportive therapy and there was no fall in the 2,4… CONTINUE READING

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