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August 1977

Successful Suicides With Thioridazine and MesoridazineA Result of Probable Cardiotoxicity

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, Sacramento.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1977;34(8):955-957. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1977.01770200093012

• Five cases of successful suicides from thioridazine and mesoridazine occurred. The clinical course and management are outlined. A sixth case of reversible total heart block associated with thioridazine is presented giving further evidence that the deaths from overdose probably resulted from drug cardiotoxicity.