Hydromorphone Detected in Bile Following Hydrocodone Ingestion

    Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1982

    Page Count: 2


    Griesemer, EC
    County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    Nakamura, GR
    County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    Park, JI
    County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    Noguchi, TT
    County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 26 February 1981; accepted 17 June 1981)

    Abstract

    Two similar cases are reported here in which Tussionex® a preparation containing hydrocodone and phenyltoloxamine, caused or contributed to death. Toxicological analyses revealed a high concentration ratio of hydromorphone to hydrocodone in the bile in both cases. It is postulated that the finding of hydromorphone is due to the metabolism of hydrocodone.


    Paper ID: JFS11471J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11471J

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    Title Hydromorphone Detected in Bile Following Hydrocodone Ingestion
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