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Acute medicine

Out with the old, in with the new? Case reports of the clinical features and acute management of two novel designer drugs.


PMID 22993747

Abstract

Methoxydine (4-MeO-PCP) and Methoxetamine (3-MeO-2-Oxo-PCE) are both commercially produced designer drugs with structural and biochemical similarities to phencyclidine (PCP). Although phencyclidine toxicity is well documented, its recreational use in present times is rare. With the advent of new designer drugs being available widely through internet sites, Acute Physicians should be aware of the clinical features and management of these potential toxins. We present a case of methoxydine ingestion (which to our knowledge has not been previously documented in any medical journals) and a case of methoxetamine ingestion, and discuss their history, contrasting clinical features and acute management.