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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 354--357

Digital gangrene induced by inadvertent intra-arterial cocktail injection of anesthetic agents such as pentazocine, promethazine, and atropine: A serious adverse drug experience

Sonia Shinde Mahajan1, Vishal R Tandon1, Rajat Sarin1, Roshi1, Akhil Kumar Gupta2, Arvind Kohli2 
1 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of CTVS, Superspecialty Hospital, GMC, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Vishal R Tandon
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Gangrenous changes in skin due to accidental intra-arterial injection of promethazine and pentazocine have been reported. Accidental intra-arterial injection is most commonly encountered in the antecubital fossa. However, recent reports in the radial and ulnar arteries have also been encountered. We hereby report a serious, preventable adverse drug experience in the form of digital gangrene induced by inadvertent intra-arterial cocktail injection of anesthetic agents such as pentazocine, promethazine, and atropine, which seems to be in the radial artery as the lateral three digits and dorsum of the hand are affected.


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Mahajan SS, Tandon VR, Sarin R, Roshi, Gupta AK, Kohli A. Digital gangrene induced by inadvertent intra-arterial cocktail injection of anesthetic agents such as pentazocine, promethazine, and atropine: A serious adverse drug experience.Indian J Pharmacol 2018;50:354-357


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Mahajan SS, Tandon VR, Sarin R, Roshi, Gupta AK, Kohli A. Digital gangrene induced by inadvertent intra-arterial cocktail injection of anesthetic agents such as pentazocine, promethazine, and atropine: A serious adverse drug experience. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Mar 6 ];50:354-357
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