DANGEROUS USE of ANTICHOLINERGIC DRUGS in BRAZIL

DANGEROUS USE of ANTICHOLINERGIC DRUGS in BRAZIL

Author Carlini, E. A. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract To better evaluate the non-medical use of anticholinergic substances in Brazil, a review of the local literature was performed. Synthetic compounds such as triexyphenidyl (Artane(R)), benactizine (Asmosterona(R)), dicyclomine (Bentyl(R)) as well as Datura sp. tea were reported as being used by first and second grade students and by street children of several Brazilian cities. in several cases the percentage of youngsters indulging in such use was higher than the percentage found for cocaine, barbiturates, cough syrups and amphetmine-related drugs. Several cases of patients seeking treatment for dependence or for acute psychotic symptoms were also described.
Keywords ANTICHOLINERGIC DRUGS
BRAZIL
DRUG ABUSE
Language English
Date 1993-03-01
Published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Clare: Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd, v. 32, n. 1, p. 1-7, 1993.
ISSN 0376-8716 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 1-7
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0376-8716(93)90016-J
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1993KZ01500001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25313

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