Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)
Toxicological Analysis of a Fatal Baclofen (Lioresal) Ingestion
A fatality following ingestion of the drug baclofen (Lioresal®) is described. Baclofen was identified in urine by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. After derivatization with trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid, baclofen was quantitated in serum and urine by high-performance liquid chromatography. The concentration of baclofen was 17 mg/L in serum and 760 mg/L in urine collected approximately 12 h after the overdose. To our knowledge, this is only the second reported fatality involving a baclofen overdose. The previous case did not include quantitation of baclofen in any biological fluid.