Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Forensic Science, v.32, no.5, (September 1987), p.1440-1446 SIEC No: 19880103

Tocainide is an oral antiarrhythmic agent with chemical similarities to lidocaine. The case history of a 26-year-old woman who committed suicide by ingesting a large quantity of this drug is presented. The presentation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias with coma suggest high levels of tocainide produce primary myocardiotoxicity in humans. 6 Refs. (NBB)