JEFFREY A. MARGOLIS, M.D.; L. EARL WATTS, M.D.
MARGOLIS J., WATTS L.; Antabuse for Anturane. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-259_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):259.
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To the editor: We write to report a case in which severe adverse effects were seen in a patient who was inadvertently given Antabuse rather than Anturane after a myocardial infarction.
A 62-year-old man had an anterior myocardial infarction. As part of his hospital regimen, Anturane, 200 mg twice daily, was given without any adverse effects, but 17 days after discharge, he presented with pronounced generalized malaise, constipation, and blurred vision. After a review of his clinical course and a physical examination, no cause for his symptoms was evident. The medication in his bottle of "Anturane" turned out to be
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