Veterinary euthanasia drugs as suicide agents

William H. Cordell, Steven C. Curry, R. Brent Furbee, David L. Mitchell-Flynn

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We report three cases in which pentobarbital and T-61® were used or their use was threatened in suicide attempts. One patient died after IV injection of a pentobarbital solution. Another threatened suicide by the same method. A third patient survival the ingestion of both pentobarbital and T-61®. Supportive care forms the mainstay of therapy when these agents are used in suicide attempts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-943
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1986


  • drugs, veterinary euthanasia, suicide
  • suicide, drugs, veterinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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