A Carpipramine Related Fatality

    Volume 32, Issue 4 (July 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Fraser, AD
    Head, Toxicology Laboratory, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Isner, AF
    Chemist, Toxicology Laboratory, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    (Received 5 July 1986; accepted 26 August 1986)

    Abstract

    A fatality following ingestion of the tricyclic antidepressant carpipramine (Prazinil®) and ethyl alcohol is described. Carpipramine was quantitated by high performance liquid chromatography. The concentration of carpipramine was 2.0 mg/L in blood and 0.44 mg/L in urine. Ethyl alcohol was measured by headspace gas chromatography and found to be 105 mg/dL in blood and 55 mg/dL in the urine. Quantitative analysis of stomach contents was positive for carpipramine by thin-layer chromatography. To our knowledge, this is the first reported fatality involving carpipramine.


    Paper ID: JFS12423J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12423J

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