FEREIDOUN AZIZI, M.D.
To the editor: Methaqualone, a nonbarbiturate hypnotic, has been frequently used as an effective hypnotic (1, 2). The side effects of methaqualone are few, minor, and reversible (2, 3). The case described here is noteworthy because in many years of clinical use of methaqualone only one questionable case of bone marrow depression has been reported (4).
A 68-year-old white man was admitted to Faulkner Hospital on 23 April after an exacerbation of his chronic bronchitis. He had had recurrent episodes of bronchitis for more than 10 years, which had been managed by intermittent use of tetracycline and promethazine (Phenergan®, Wyeth
AZIZI F. Agranulocytosis from Methaqualone?. Ann Intern Med. ;81:268–269. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-268
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):268-269.
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