Autopsic Examination Case of Levomepromazine Toxicity
Satoshi Furukawa* and Masahito Hitosugi
Department of Legal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa, Otsu City, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Satoshi Furukawa
Department of Legal Medicine
Shiga University of Medical Science
Setatsukinowa, Otsu City, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 6, 2016 Accepted Date: February 15, 2016 Published Date: February 23, 2016
Citation: Furukawa S and Hitosugi M (2016) Autopsic Examination Case of Levomepromazine Toxicity. J Clin Toxicol 6:278. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000278
Copyright: © 2016 Furukawa S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Levomepromazine is an antipsychotic drug that is used clinically for a variety of distressing symptoms. A 39 year old female was found dead in the living room. A full autopsy was performed approximately 30 h after death. Analysis of available biological fluids was carried out. The concentration for levomepromazine was 3.0 g/ml in blood and 380 g/ml in stomach contents. We clearly showed the cause of death was ascribed to levomepromazine overdose.