A case of oral ingestion of large doses of both the amphetamine-derivative 3,4-methylene dioxyethamphetamine (MDEA) and heroin is reported. Despite high serum levels of both drugs, the patient did not present with the classic signs and symptoms normally seen during intoxication with these drugs. The patient recovered after symptomatic treatment. The possibility that opposite pharmacological properties of the two drugs prevented the patients death is discussed.
- Amphetamines (and analogues)
- Methylene dioxyeth(yl) amphetamine (MDEA)
- Methylene dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine