Embutramide, a Component of Tanax®(T-61) as a New Drug of Abuse?

Anikó Lajtai, Mátyás Mayer, Ágnes Lakatos, Zoltán Porpáczy, A. Miseta

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Abstract

Tanax®(T-61) is a euthanasia solution commonly used in veterinary medicine in Europe. It consists of three active components: embutramide, mebezonium iodide, and tetracaine hydrochloride. Human consumption of Tanax®(T-61) is usually associated with suicide attempts. In our 15-year-long practice, embutramide was detected only three times but within a short period. First, it was found in the urine of a 42-year-old veterinarian, and the other two observations were made in a 16-year-old young man. Urine samples were analyzed using Shimadzu Prominence TOX.I.S.II. HPLC-DAD system with online SPE extraction system. Both of the two patients denied any intention to die. These cases show that this veterinary drug may also be considered as potential drugs of abuse.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

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Keywords

  • Clinical toxicology
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Embutramide
  • Forensic science
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Tanax(T-61)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics

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Embutramide, a Component of Tanax®(T-61) as a New Drug of Abuse? / Lajtai, Anikó; Mayer, Mátyás; Lakatos, Ágnes; Porpáczy, Zoltán; Miseta, A.

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Lajtai, Anikó ; Mayer, Mátyás ; Lakatos, Ágnes ; Porpáczy, Zoltán ; Miseta, A. / Embutramide, a Component of Tanax®(T-61) as a New Drug of Abuse?. In: Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2016.
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