Promethazine misuse among methadone maintenance patients and community-based injection drug users.

TitlePromethazine misuse among methadone maintenance patients and community-based injection drug users.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShapiro BJ, Lynch KL, Toochinda T, Lutnick A, Cheng HY, Kral AH
JournalJournal of addiction medicine
Volume7
Issue2
Pagination96-101
Date Published2013 Mar-Apr
Abstract

Promethazine has been reported to be misused in conjunction with opioids in several settings. Promethazine misuse by itself or in conjunction with opioids may have serious adverse health effects. To date, no prevalence data for the nonmedical use of promethazine have been reported. This study examines the prevalence and correlates of promethazine use in 2 different populations in San Francisco, California: methadone maintenance clinic patients and community-based injection drug users (IDUs).

DOI10.1111/ans.12135
Alternate JournalJ Addict Med