Aspiration of nortriptyline

Am J Emerg Med. 1994 May;12(3):337-8. doi: 10.1016/0735-6757(94)90154-6.

Abstract

Unintentional aspiration of medication capsules is a rare event. A case report of a neurologically impaired 23-year-old woman who aspirated a 50-mg nortriptyline capsule is presented. This resulted in progressive respiratory distress necessitating ventilatory support. Bronchoscopy showed severe airway inflammation and edema.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Capsules
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Nortriptyline / administration & dosage
  • Nortriptyline / analysis
  • Nortriptyline / blood*
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory System*

Substances

  • Capsules
  • Nortriptyline