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Posted by Teegan on April 11, 2002 at 20:59:08:

In Reply to: My bad posted by omega on April 11, 2002 at 02:24:48:

: : 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. :)

: I just had another look and MLD means Minimum Lethal Dose, not Mild which was what had me confused, so it makes sense now!

: :
: : # 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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