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Promethazine misuse among methadone maintenance patients and community-based injection drug users.
|Title||Promethazine misuse among methadone maintenance patients and community-based injection drug users.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Shapiro BJ, Lynch KL, Toochinda T, Lutnick A, Cheng HY, Kral AH|
|Journal||Journal of addiction medicine|
|Date Published||2013 Mar-Apr|
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).
|Alternate Journal||J Addict Med|