Title

Death due to intravenous use of α-pyrrolidinopentiophenone

RIS ID

95434

Publication Details

Sellors, K., Jones, A. & Chan, B. (2014). Death due to intravenous use of α-pyrrolidinopentiophenone. Medical Journal of Australia, 201 (10), 601-603.

Abstract

Intoxication with synthetic cathinones (psychoactive designer drugs) can involve cardiovascular, autonomic, neuromuscular and neuropsychiatric features. We report a case of cardiac arrest and subsequent death in a 44-year-old man after intravenous use of one such drug - α-pyrrolidinopentiophenone. We believe this is the first death associated with this drug to be reported in Australia. Currently, no specific antidote exists for cathinone exposure.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.00203