Misuse of fentanyl transdermal patch mixed with acute coronary syndrome


Kucuk H. O. , Kucuk U., Kolcu Z., Balta S., Demirkol S.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.51-52, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0960327115577516
  • Dergi Adı: HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.51-52

Özet

Fentanyl transdermal patches have long been used in the palliative care of patients with chronic pain with a favorable safety profile. However, intoxications secondary to intentional and unintentional misuse have been widely reported. In this study, we report an otherwise healthy woman presented to emergency department who used three patches of fentanyl to alleviate her knee pain and with a picture mimicking acute coronary syndrome.