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Methadone poisoning due to accidental contamination of prescribed medication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6498687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two infants presented with fever and signs of brainstem dysfunction, including impaired consciousness, miosis, absence of oculocephalic responses, respiratory depression and a very peculiar tremor of the tongue and floor of the mouth. They were found to have methadone poisoning caused by accidental contamination of prescribed antibiotics in the same pharmacy, which was a dispensing centre for a methadone maintenance program. They recovered with supportive treatment only.
E H Roland; G Lockitch; H G Dunn; D Peacock; G E Pirie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-14     Completed Date:  1985-01-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1357-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Contamination*
Methadone / poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 76-99-3/Methadone

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