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Posted by omega on April 10, 2002 at 23:07:11:

Can someone explain to me how to read this table, I think column 4 is the important one but I don't quite get it. Your help would be appreciated. :)


# Toxicity Chart: 30 Toxic Drugs Frequently Used
# in Suicide Attempts
#
# Key: 1000 milligrams (mg.) = 15 grains (gr.) = 1 gram (gm.)
#
# MLD = Minimum Lethal Dose
#
# Notes:
# 1. Special adjustments for scoring are found at the
# end of the chart.
# 2. If tablet strength is recorded, make sure the
# common dosage in column four corresponds with
# the strength ingested. dosage in column four
# corresponds with the strength ingested.
#
# Toxicity: Mild = 0-33% of MLD,
# Moderate = 34-66% of
# Severe = 67%+ of MLD
#
# Commonly Est MLD
# Available # of tablets
# Drug Est. MLD Doses at most
# common dosage
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Aspirin, Bufferin 5 gr. 90/5 gr.
# (acetylsalicylics) 30 gm. (.33 gm.)
# Anacin, Excedrin
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Amytal (anombarbital) 1.5 gm. 15,30,50,100 mg. 30/50 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Benadryl
# (diphenhydramine) 3 gm. 35, 50 mg. 60/50 mg.
# 47%Benadryl
# (diphenhydramine) 3 gm. 35, 50 mg. 60/50 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Butisol (butabarbital)1 gm. 15,30,50,100 mg. 30/30 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Carbrital
# (pentobarbital +) 1 gm. 75,100 mg. 10/100 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Darvon (propoxyphene) 2 gm. 30,65 mg. 30/65 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Demerol (meperidine) 1.2 gm. 50,100 mg. 24/50 mg.
# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Dilantin
# (diphenylhydantoin) 3 gm. 30,100 mg. 30/100 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Doriden (glutethimide) 8 gm. 250,500 mg. 16/500 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Dramamine
# (dimenhydrinate) 5 gm. 50 mg. 100/50 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Elavil (amitriptyline) 3 gm. 10,25,50 mg. 120/25 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Equanil, Miltown
# (meprobamate) 15 gm. 200,400 mg. 38/400 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Felsules
# (chloral Hydrate) 10 gm. 250,500 mg. 20/500 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Librium
# (chlordiaepoxide) 5 gm. 5,10,25 mg. 500/10 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Luminal (phenobarbital) 1.5 gm. 15,30,100 mg. 40/30 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Mellaril (thioridazine) 3 gm. 10,25,50,100
# 150,200 mg. 100/25 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Nembutal (pentobarbital) 1 gm 30,50,100 mg. 10/100 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Noludar (methyprylon) 5 gm. 50,200,300 mg. 17/300 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Nytol, Sominex
# (methapyrilene +) 3.5 gm. 25,50 mg. 140/25 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Percodan
# (dihydrophydroxy-codeinine)
# .5 gm. 4.5 mg. 125/4.5 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Placydil (ehtchlorvynol) 15 gm. 100,200,500 mg. 30/500 mg.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------
# Seconal (secobarbital) 1.5 gm. 30,50,100 mg. 15/100 mg.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------
# Seraz (oxazepam) 10 gm. 10,15,30 mg. 333/30 mg.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------
# Stelazine (trifluoperazine)
# 2.5 gm. 1,2,5,10 mg. 500/5 mg.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------
# Thorazine
# (chlorpromazine) 2.2 gm. 10,25,30,50,75,200 mg. 44/50 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Tofranil (imipramine) 2.5 mg. 10,25,50 mg. 100/25 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Tuinal
# (amo/secobarbital) 1.5 mg. 50,100,200 mg. 15/100 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Valium (diazepam) 8 gm. 2,5,10 mg. 1600/5 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Valmid (ethinamate) 15 gm. 500 mg. 30/500 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
# Veronal, Bs (barbital) 3 gm. 15,30,300 mg. 100/30 mg.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------
#
# Special Adjustments for Scoring:
# 1. When any ingestion is accompanied by ETOH
# (ethyl alchohol), increases the toxicity
# level by approx 50%
#
# 2. If it is established that a person is a
# regular drug user, then raise the number of
# milligrams for MLD by 33%



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