Two Propylhexedrine-Associated Fatalities: Benzedrine® Revisited

    Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1974

    Page Count: 3


    Spruill, FG
    Instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    Garriott, JC
    Instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    Sturner, WQ
    Assistant professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 9 November 1973; accepted 3 December 1973)

    Abstract

    The Benzedrine® inhaler, long used as a local vasoconstrictor for nasal congestion, and at one time a readily available source of amphetamine, was replaced some years ago with the Benzedrex® inhaler, containing propylhexedrine. It was known that abuse had occurred with the prior constituent, but few toxic episodes and no fatalities have been documented with the latter agent. We have recently observed two deaths involving propylhexedrine which are the subject of this report.


    Paper ID: JFS10213J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10213J

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    Title Two Propylhexedrine-Associated Fatalities: Benzedrine® Revisited
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    Committee E30