ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Suicide Attempt With High-Dose Trimetazidine: Case Report
Hakan Demirci 1, Yaşar Küçükardalı 1, Hakan Terekeci 1, Emrah Solmazgül 1
1GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul
Pages : 249-251


A 20-year-old otherwise healthy male patient with depression had ingested 1200 mg (60 tablets) of trimetazidine. He was taken to the emergency unit of our institution by his relatives four hours after the ingestion and gastric decontamination was done by gastric lavage and application of 50 g activated charcoal. Follow-up was unremarkable except sleepiness and a brief period of hypotension. No life-threatening risk was observed following oral ingestion of high-dose trimetazidine when the patient was treated after four hours.

Keywords : Trimetazidine (TMZ); intoxication; suicide; depression.

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