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Benzydamine abuse in a case with psychosis related to multiple substance abuse

Alpha Psychiatry 2014; 15: Supplement S4-S6
DOI: 10.5455/apd.43506
Read: 832 Downloads: 424 Published: 01 February 2014

In Turkey, benzydamine hydrochloride is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug sold with commercial names such as Tantum, Tanflex, Benzidan. Recommended daily intake for benzydamine hydrochloride is 150-200 mg. Intake between 500-3000 mg results in furor and delirante effects. Higher doses of benzydamine hydrochloride can lead to dry mouth, convulsion and paranoia. This article contains arguments about a patient who abuses substances such as thinner, Bally, marijuana, ecstasy as they initially begin using, benzydamine hydrochloride to relieve pain and muscle then later on continue using it for its pleasurable effects discussed previously. Objective is to draw attention to widespread use of this preparation due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in many areas of medicine, which is vulnerable to abuse. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2014; 15(0.100): S4-S6]

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