Misuse of fentanyl transdermal patch mixed with acute coronary syndrome

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

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.51-52, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0960327115577516
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-52
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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.