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Citation

Lajtai A, Mayer M, Lakatos Á, Porpáczy Z, Miseta A. J. Forensic Sci. 2016; 61(2): 573-575.

Affiliation

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Ifjúság str. 13., Pécs, H-7624, Hungary.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, American Society for Testing and Materials, Publisher John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/1556-4029.13010

PMID

27404634

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.

© 2016 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Language: en

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