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I am up~ the body the Alberta Justice website where I am rendering about the death of another character in extended care. It’s engaging to see that the purpose of extended care appears to be only palliative rather than to ensure that life is the main belonging to. In this case, the woman involved had multiple problems boundary died from complications from a commit a fault from a lift being used ~ means of staff.
So why isn’t this denomination of detail predominant?
I guess for fatality reports aren’t to stratum blame but to provide a sequence of irreversible steps that occurred that resulted in the king of terrors (in this case possibly premature) of a human inner reality.
The reading of fatality reports is an interesting business.
In this case, the individual died and everyone agrees that there was nothing more that could be in actual possession of been done or that the steps taken were the good in the highest degree in this situation.
But I finish have some questions about this wrap.

Why did no one note that there was a need for extra bludgeon when the patient had to exist moved?


Report to the Attorney General – Public Fatality Inquiry into the decease of Verna Esther Eliason

June 29, 2015

The narrative concluded the 78-year-old died of illegitimate causes.

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If she had not fallen, she would after that be alive.
Falls, in fact are the greater way many of the senior inhabitants die and there is a superior deal of emphasis being placed at hospitals like the Grey Nuns Hospital without interrupti~ fall prevention.
What sorts of programs are in condition at long term care facilities to ensure falls don’t result in the in season deaths of people?
No idea.

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Province of Alberta
Report to the Minister of Justice
and Attorney General
Public Fatality Inquiry

Fatality Inquiries Act

WHEREAS a Public Inquiry was held at the Court House
in the Town of Stony Plain , in the Province of Alberta,
 (City, Town or Village) (Name of City, Town, Village)
in successi~ the 6th day of October , 2014 , (and ~ means of adjournment
on the lifetime of , ),
before John Higgerty , a Provincial Court Judge,

into the departure of Verna Esther Eliason 78
 (Name in Full) (Age)
of Extendicare, 4704-56 Street, Mayerthorpe, Alberta and the following findings were made:
Date and Time of Death: March 5, 2010 at 6:10 a.m.
Place: Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre, Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Medical Cause of Death:
(“inducement of death” means the medical enterprise of death according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death in the same manner with last revised by the International Conference assembled in opposition to that purpose and published by the World Health Organization – The Fatality Inquiries Act, Section 1(d)).

Tramadol and Sertraline Toxicity
 Manner of Death: (“look of death” means the mode or way of death whether natural, homicidal, suicidal, chance, unclassifiable
or undeterminable – The Fatality Inquiries Act, Section 1(h)).

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Circumstances below which Death occurred:

The deceased Verna Esther Eliason came to Extendicare-Mayerthorpe, a extended-term care facility,  in 2007. Dr. Naicker was her attending healer there from that date until her beyond on March  5, 2010. Ms. Eliason suffered from a entertainer of afflictions, which included significant ideal illness, bipolar disorder, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic heart failure,
osteoporosis, and hypothyroidism. She was forward as many as 10 different medications.

Registered Nurse Hazel Smelt has been the Director of Extendicare-Mayerthorpe during over two
years. She was a charge nurture on the floor looking after Ms. Eliason in the months ruling up to
her death. She was of race familiar with the medical condition of the departed.

In the months leading up to her king of terrors the patient was in a dead decline. This is hardly surprising 
given the regular course of things of the facility. Periodic meetings were held every few months involving Ms.
Eliason’s attending of medicine professionals, which could also include her dietician and sociable
worker. Family was also invited to these care generalship sessions according to Nurse Smelt, further it
was unclear on the make clear before me whether any family members positively attended. She very 
aptly described the care by reason of Ms. Eliason (and others at Extendicare-Mayerthorpe) while “easing 
them on to the next life”. 

Tanya Nabess was a healthcare aide at Extendicare-Mayerthorpe steady March 4, 2010. She came 
into Ms. Eliason’s compass to get her ready for evening meal. The latter was not a insignificant woman and 
evidently had mobility problems. She needed the support of a lifting device to achieve her out of 
bed safely. In the track of positioning Ms. Eliason to master her hooked up to the elevator, Ms. Nabess 
lost control over her and Ms. Eliason fell hard to the floor. It was acute she was in considerable  throe. Paramedics transported her to the topical hospital. 

Mayerthorpe Hospital is a replete-fledged acute care hospital with replete emergency capability including
laboratory and radiological facilities. Doctor Mwanza was the attending doctor at the
Emergency Department on March 4, 2010, and treated Ms. Eliason whenever she was brought in at
end for end 5:00 p.m. She had exposed injuries which included bruising and high-flowing to her face and
both her wrists. She told the medical practitioner that it hurt “everywhere”.

Doctor Mwanza observed that Ms. Eliason’s respiration was adequate, and no change to her
intellectual status. He had an intravenous race set up and addressed the outlet of pain control.
Because of ~y allergy to Morphine, he gave her Tramacet, a painkiller made up of Tramadol and Acetaminophen ofttimes used to treat moderate to keen pain resulting from injuries. This was at 6:00 p.m..

The dietetics of prescription drugs for Ms. Eliason’s ~ persons afflictions was recorded but none 

Doctor Mwanza ordered x-rays taken of the impaired bones. He then took advice of the without ceasing-call
orthopedic surgeon, Doctor Glasgow, up~ how to proceed. Doctor Mwanza received the consent
of Ms. Eliason’s son to go with a re-alignment of the severed bones about 9:00 p.m., that I
assume must have been foreseen of the same kind with a painful procedure and frightening with a view to a person in her
mental specify.

The re-alignment was a prosperity which was revealed by follow-up x-rays. At encircling midnight 
nurses noticed that Ms. Eliason’s courage pressure was quite low, a dubious situation for 
someone suffering from inveterate congestive heart failure. Doctor Mwanza dealt by this issue too.
At about 1:00 a.m. up~ the body March 5, 2010 Ms. Eliason was administered a model dose of Tramacet,  the like painkiller she was given shortly in the pattern of her arrival at the hospital the going down of the sun before. 
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At 6:00 a.m. the indulgent was observed to be not desire, unresponsive, pupils dilated, with no  discoverable heartbeat. She was pronounced dead soon afterwards. 

Dr. Graham Jones testified at the Fatality Inquiry. He is the Chief Toxicologist through the Alberta Medical Examiner’s Office, and appears to exist eminently qualified to determine the consideration of death  of Ms. Eliason. Based put ~ his examination of blood and network samples, he determined that the produce of death was tramadol and sertraline toxicity.

In his idea, the dosage of these two drugs to the degree that given to Ms. Eliason was entirely ordinary. But as described above, her mere system was in a slow sink. According to Dr. Jones, her turn. to
metabolize and clear drugs was chronically impaired. In my possess words, the toxic residues of
these two drugs built up in her method to the point where it was overwhelmed and ~ up down.
Evidently there are no adapted to practice tests available to gauge when a resigned is likely to reach this
headland. This is why I have described the of medicine cause of death as “natural”.

Recommendations for the prevention of similar deaths:
Ms. Eliason’s lineage did not attend the Fatality Inquiry personally or ~ means of counsel. Were I in their
position, I might point to three areas of interest.

1) Did the Deceased receive every overdose of sertraline and tramadol?

All the Doctors agreed that she did not. Her latest dose of the antidepressant sertraline was different
hours beforehand. The painkiller Tramadol was not element of her regular regimen of 
pharmaceuticals and was singly administered at 6:00 p.m. forward March 4, 2010 and 1:00 a.m. on 
March 5, 2010. Ms. Eliason’s body was at a point where it could not proceeding any more drugs. I
see ~t one recommendation I could make to cure prevent similar deaths.

2) Did the become cause the death of Ms. Eliason? 

Causation and legal responsibility are complicated issues beyond the intention of a Fatality Inquiry  in the Province of Alberta. According to the take cognizance of Nurse Hazel Smelt, there was a rise policy (regarding the use of the suspend) in place at the time of this unhappy situation. It required two attendants to perform the procedure. The policy has after been upgraded. I have nothing to propose as to how this lift astuteness could be improved. 

3) Was Ms. Eliason transversely-medicated? 

Doctor Naicker alluded to this of the same kind with a possible family concern in his declaration. Perhaps it arose in one of the quarterly treatment plan meetings, to which the kindred had access. It is a spinous issue which faces Canadian society. 

When Ms. Eliason was actuality checked in to the Mayerthorpe Hospital, 10 or so pharmaceuticals
were listed as part of her diurnal regimen. None of the doctors establish this to be unusual. The delineation,
after all, was to “readiness her into the next life”. Ms. Eliason was a 78 year cunning woman with serious
physical and intellectual health issues. She was not remarkably mobile. The drugs doubtless added to her
character of life and prolonged it, unless not without cost.

The liver, kidneys and other organs of detoxification preserve us alive by clearing the wastes of our
avow metabolism. They must also deal by pesticides, herbicides and other environmental toxins.
Even the caffeine in a spring-time cup of tea or coffee and the sweeten prevalent in our food impose a
surcharge on these essential organs. There is nay such thing as a drug which is innocuous. They too
added to the load on Ms. Eliason’s already compromised rule. There are (according to Dr.
Jones) ~t any readily available tests available to presage when a patient’s metabolic system reaches a Report – Page 4 of 4

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breaking point. But even if there was, would in that place have been any change to the usage plan of
Ms. Eliason? So I acquire no recommendations to prevent similar deaths in this regard.

My condolences to the household of Ms. Eliason. This was not the exceedingly they envisaged for their
loved undivided.

DATED May 13th, 2015 ,

at Stony Plain , Alberta.
“John Higgerty”

John Higgerty
A Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta

I decide to look at the drug used as a anguish killer for adverse events. I minute that the medication used is Tremacet–which contains two active ingredients:

Tramacet, a painkiller made up of Tramadol and Acetaminophen 


Commonly used thunderbolt name(s)

In the U.S.


In Canada


Available Dosage Forms:


Therapeutic Class: Analgesic Combination

Chemical Class: Tramadol

Uses For Tramacet

Tramadol and acetaminophen union is used to relieve pain. When used in concert, the combination provides better pain remedy than either medicine used alone. In some cases, you may get relief with lower doses of each medicine.

Tramadol belongs to the dispose of medicines called opioid analgesics (narcotics). It acts in the central full of nerves system (CNS) to relieve pain. When tramadol is used ~ the sake of a long time, it may adorn habit-forming (causing mental or material dependence). Physical dependence may lead to margin effects when you stop taking the remedial agent. Since this medicine is only used on account of the short-term relief of ache, physical dependence will probably not occur.

Slideshow: Top 11 Truths About Narcotic Painkiller Meds

Acetaminophen is used to lessen pain and reduce fever in patients. It does not come to be habit-forming when taken for a long-winded time. But acetaminophen may cause other unwanted movables when taken in large doses, including liver injure. Although rare, use of acetaminophen has been reported to induce to liver transplantation and death, usually at dark doses and when multiple acetaminophen-containing products be favored with been used.

This medicine is beneficial only with your doctor’s custom.

Before Using Tramacet

In deciding to appliance a medicine, the risks of attractive the medicine must be weighed close up to the good it will do. This is a determination you and your doctor will ascertain by enumeration. For this medicine, the following should subsist considered:


Tell your doctor suppose that you have ever had any unwonted or allergic reaction to this healing art or any other medicines. Also discover your health care professional if you bring forth any other types of allergies, in the same state as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-recipe products, read the label or budget ingredients carefully.


Appropriate studies consider not been performed on the propinquity of age to the effects of tramadol and acetaminophen conjunction in the pediatric population. Safety and energy have not been established.


Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would frontier the usefulness of tramadol and acetaminophen combination in the elderly. However, elderly patients are besides likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or core problems which may require caution and some adjustment in the dose for patients receiving tramadol and acetaminophen conjunction.


I decide to look at the verge effects of Tramadol only.

What are the border effects of Tramadol?

Tramadol ER should have ~ing used with caution in the geriatric number of people (Tramadol ER PI 2006). A study of 901 patients at least 65 years of age showed that the incidence of disastrous events was highest in the assign places to over 75 years of age receiving tramadol ER (Tramadol PI 2006).

Like other opioids, tramadol ER is contraindicated in states of acuminate intoxication with alcohol, narcotics, hypnotics, centrally performance analgesics, opioids, or psychotropic agents (Ultram PI 2006).

Tramadol ER employment may be limited by its potential to increase risk of seizures (Ultram PI 2006). Seizures consider been reported in patients taking tramadol in the inside of the recommended dose range (Ultram PI 2006). Tramadol increased the dare to undertake for seizure in patients taking serotonin reuptake inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, and opioids (Ultram PI 2006). Tramadol ER may in addition increase the risk for seizure suppose that combined with drugs that decrease griping threshold, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Ultram PI 2006). Furthermore, complot of tramadol ER with central timid system (CNS) depressants may produce respiratory lowness of spirits, a reported side effect of opioid therapy (Stephens et al 2003; Ultram PI 2006).

Use of tramadol ER may exist limited in patients with renal or hepatic impairment (Ultram PI 2006). Following repeated doses of tramadol ER 100 mg, exposing. of the tramadol M1 metabolite was increased by 20%–40% in patients with mild (creatinine clearance = 50–80 mL/min) or abate (creatinine clearance = 30–50 mL/min) renal impairment, compared by normal subjects (Ultram PI 2006). Additionally, exposure of the M1 metabolite was decreased ~ the agency of approximately 50% in patients with assuasive and moderate hepatic impairment, compared by normal subjects (Ultram PI 2006). It is recommended that tramadol ER should not have existence used in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine release <30 mL/min) or stern hepatic impairment (Ultram PI 2006).

Tramadol ER vs tramadol IR

Data from remove studies of tramadol IR and tramadol ER (90 days’and 12 weeks’duration, respectively) suggest that tramadol ER has a grow dark propensity for adverse events than tramadol IR (Ultram PI 2004; Ultram ER PI 2006). The principally frequently reported adverse events for tramadol IR and tramadol ER were in the CNS and the GI combination of parts to form a whole (Ultram PI 2004; Ultram ER PI 2006). Adverse termination rates – occurring with an incidence of at least 5% – were higher with tramadol IR than tramadol ER (reported on high); event rates for constipation, nausea, and dizziness were 46%, 40%, and 33%, particularly, after 90 days of tramadol IR therapy (Ultram PI 2004; Ultram ER PI 2006).

Like tramadol IR, tramadol ER has the potential for interacting with 2D6- and 3A4- inhibitors that may become different tramadol’s efficacy by lowering M1 metabolite levels or changing tramadol’s exposing. (Ultram PI 2006). Metabolism of tramadol ER may likewise be compromised in patients with 2D6 gene dysfunction, what one. is present in approximately 8%–10% of the Caucasian people, reducing its analgesic efficacy (Gough et al 1990; Garcia-Quetglas et al 2007).


So granting that this is the information about unfortunate events with reference to this medicine in the geriatric population why was this physic used for a senior citizen by impaired heart, liver and kidney performance?
I wonder if this adverse circumstance of death was noted anywhere in AHS?

I too wonder if the patient was subject to close nursing watch after her descent pressure was noted to be ~ly at midnight?  While the lenient did not receive her usual medication was it not possible that the presence of medication taken earlier main have interacted with the use of Tramadol and resulted in respiratory depression and death?

Furthermore, mixture of tramadol ER with central vigorous system (CNS) depressants may produce respiratory dint, a reported side effect of opioid therapy (Stephens et al 2003; Ultram PI 2006).

Why was this not considered by either the judge or the toxicologist? Why was there no mention of drug interactions, harmful events and possible consequence of like interactions in geriatric patients? It seems to me that everyone here is yapping about the prime directive which is to move folks gently by. It is the patient‘s misdeed she fell, that there was a medicine used on her that might not have been used that perhaps reacted by the medication she was using prior and that overwhelmed her system in some additive fashion. After all you aren’t supposed to exercise the drug Sertraline with Tramadol (Tramacet):

Dr. Graham Jones testified at the Fatality Inquiry. He is the Chief Toxicologist by the Alberta Medical Examiner’s Office, and appears to exist eminently qualified to determine the trial of death  of Ms. Eliason. Based put ~ his examination of blood and cloth samples, he determined that the ground of death was tramadol and sertraline toxicity.


The deem does not focus on the appliance of the two drugs that may not be seized of been appropriate for a geriatric indefatigable. Instead he says she was in such a manner far gone, that this was with appearance of truth the reason she died and in that place’s no way to do mix with ~s tests to determine toxicity before the contented dies.  This seems odd.

Drug interactions should esteem been noted as a possibility the sooner than just concentrating on the failing ability of the patient to metabolize drugs.

According to Dr. Jones, her forte to
metabolize and clear drugs was chronically impaired. In my hold words, the toxic residues of
these brace drugs built up in her rule to the point where it was overwhelmed and close down.


There are always many routes to the the same end of death and this destiny inquiry glossed over the possibility that we are as a society, over drugging patients, not monitoring them closely in favor of drug interactions and are simply focused forward the matter of “easing” them at the same time to death.
Is that the goal of to a great extent term care? Is this good distress management in an ER? I’m not indisputable because I am not a pharmacist.
But based on my experiences through frail, sick elderly folks I would not maxim that the overall management of this dwelling was inadequate from the time she was lifted not at home of bed by apparently only common staff to the point where painkillers were administered that resulted in toxicity with not only the pain killer limit with another drug.

Let us appearance at the painkiller drug used hither in more detail.


(tramadol – acetaminophen)

In this factsheet:How does Tramacet act? What will it do for me?

How should I conversion to an act Tramacet?

What form(s) does Tramacet arrive in?

Who should NOT take Tramacet?

What interest effects are possible with Tramacet?

Are in that place any other precautions or warnings because Tramacet?

What other drugs could interact by Tramacet?

DIN (Drug Identification Number)



How does Tramacet be? What will it do for me?

This cabal product contains two medications: tramadol and acetaminophen. Tramadol belongs to a cluster of medications called opioid analgesics and acetaminophen belongs to a clump of medications called analgesics. This confederacy medication is used to manage pacify to moderately severe pain in adults. It decreases chafe by working on the central strong system.

This medication may be to be availed of under multiple brand names and/or in distinct different forms. Any specific brand renown of this medication may not exist available in all of the forms or approved towards all of the conditions discussed in the present life. As well, some forms of this medication may not have ~ing used for all of the provisions discussed here.

Who should NOT take Tramacet?

Do not take this medication suppose that you:

are allergic to tramadol, acetaminophen, or ~ one ingredients of the medication

are allergic to other opioid medications (e.g., codeine, morphine)

are intoxicated with alcohol or other medications of that kind as hypnotics, other opioids such since codeine or morphine, or psychotropic medications (i.e., medications because of mental health conditions)

are taking or be in possession of taken MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine, moclobemide) inside the last 14 days


What drugs did this long-suffering receive in the last days of her life?
Did anyone finish a retrospective study of drug employment?
What was the pharmacy records in successi~ this patient?
Why did not the same of these witnesses indicate the drug use of the patient and the possible effects of Tremacet use based up~ the body prior medication dispensation?
Did anyone give if there were problems with the appliance of Tremacet use? And what was the epochs the two doses of Tremacet were dispensed?

Are there any other precautions or warnings as being this medication?

Before you begin attractive a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical terms or allergies you may have, ~ one medications you are taking, whether you are great with child or breastfeeding, and any other forcible facts about your health. These factors may make a show of how you should use this medication.

Abdominal stipulations: Tramadol – acetaminophen may make the diagnosis of abdominal conditions more difficult or it may worsen these provisions. If you have an abdominal class such as inflammatory or obstructive bowel ailment, acute cholecystitis, or pancreatitis, discuss through your doctor how this medication may relate to your medical condition, how your medicinal condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether ~ one special monitoring is needed.

Breathing: Tramadol – acetaminophen be able to suppress breathing. If you have asthma, or are in other respects at risk for breathing problems, ventilate with your doctor how this medication may like your medical condition, how your therapeutic condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether in ~ degree special monitoring is needed.

Dependence and withdrawal: Tramadol can cause physical dependence, psychological concatenation, and addiction. If this medication is stopped pop, you may experience withdrawal symptoms similar as anxiety, sweating, trouble sleeping, shake, pain, nausea, tremors, diarrhea, and hallucinations. Do not suppress taking this medication without talking to your adept or pharmacist.

Drowsiness/reduced alertness: This medication may origin drowsiness. Do not drive, operate mechanism, or perform other hazardous tasks until you have determined how this medication affects you.

Head hurt: People with head injuries or increased influence in the head may have a higher put in peril of experiencing side effects (breathing problems) or worsening of their predicament while taking this medication. If you require had a recent head injury, canvass with your doctor how this medication may pretend to your medical condition, how your medicinal condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether some special monitoring is needed.

Kidney function: The kidneys are partially responsible with regard to removing tramadol from the body. People through severely decreased kidney function may actual observation increased side effects and should not take added than 2 tablets every 12 hours.

If you bear kidney disease or reduced kidney province, discuss with your doctor how this medication may like your medical condition, how your therapeutical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether some special monitoring is needed.

Liver office: The liver is partially responsible as being removing tramadol  and acetaminophen from the material substance. Liver disease or decreased liver form may cause this medication to raise up in the body, causing edge effects. If you have liver ail or reduced liver function, discuss by your doctor how this medication may assume your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether ~ one special monitoring is needed.

Seizures: Tramadol may account seizures, especially when higher doses are used or at what time taken with other medications such viewed like:


monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine)

neuroleptics (e.g., haloperidol, quetiapine, olanzapine, risperidone)

opioids (e.g., sulphate of morphia, codeine, oxycodone)


selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g., paroxetine, fluoxetine)

tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs; e.g., amitriptyline)

The endanger of seizures is also higher with regard to people with a history of seizures, or who are at risk of seizures (e.g., people with head trauma). If you have a narration of seizures, or are at expose to danger of seizures, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your of the healing art condition, how your medical condition may overcome the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Serotonin syndrome: Severe reactions are in posse when tramadol is combined with medications used to banquet depression. The combination of tramadol and MAO inhibitors mouldiness be avoided. Symptoms of a reverse action may include muscle rigidity and spasms, arduousness moving, changes in mental state including frenzy and agitation. Coma and death are feasible.

Surgery: Tramadol may interact with medications used during surgery. If you are scheduled toward surgery, let your doctor know that you are taking this medication.

Pregnancy: This medication should not have ~ing used during pregnancy unless the benefits overpoise the risks. If you become pregnant during the time that taking this medication, contact your teacher immediately.

Breastfeeding: This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a affectionsfeeding mother and are taking tramadol – acetaminophen, it may overcome your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breastfeeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication be delivered of not been established for children. This medication should not exist used by people under 18 years of vale of years.

Seniors: Seniors may be more likable to experience side effects from this medication. Lower doses may exist required.

What other drugs could interact with this medication?

There may be every interaction between tramadol – acetaminophen and in ~ degree of the following:

abiraterone acetate


pure spirit



amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamphetamine)

antihistamines (e.g,. cetirizine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, loratadine)

antipsychotics (e.g., haloperidol, quetiapine, olanzapine, risperidone)

antiseizure medications (e.g., clobazam, ethosuximide, felbamate, levetiracetam, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, valproic tart, zonisamide)





“azole” antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole)


barbiturates (e.g., butalbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital)


benzodiazepines (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam)












calcium passage blockers (e.g., diltiazem, nifedipine,verapamil)


chloral hydrate


















ergot alkaloids (e.g., ergotamine, dihydroergotamine)




grapefruit juice

HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs; e.g., delaviridine, efavirenz, etravirine, nevirapine)

HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., atazanavir, darunavir, lopinavir, ritonavir)




macrolide antibiotics (e.g., clarithromycin, erythromycin)

magnesium sulfate







monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, rasagiline, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine)

muscle relaxants (e.g., cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, orphenadrine)


opiate pain relievers (e.g., codeine, fentanyl, sulphate of morphia, oxycodone)








peginterferon Alfa-2b










St. John’s wort


selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g., citalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline)


tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs; e.g., amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, imipramine)










tyrosine kinase inhibitors (e.g., dasatinib, imatinib, nilotinib, sunitinib)

“triptan” migraine medications (e.g., eletriptan, sumatriptan)







With like a long list of possible remedy reactions why didn’t the healer decline to use this painkiller? Besides morphine, he could have used codeine being of the cl~s who a painkiller.  Why didn’t the toxicologist gain up these problems?

There is cursory reference of another drug–Sertraline here to the degree that the cause of drug toxicity:

Medical Cause of Death:
(“bring into existence of death” means the medical cause of death according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death during the time that last revised by the International Conference assembled as far as concerns that purpose and published by the World Health Organization – The Fatality Inquiries Act, Section 1(d)).

Tramadol and Sertraline Toxicity

The intelligence that is given in this study indicates that the dying woman failed to metabolize the drugs and there was a buildup that killed her.

The believe seems to say that the woman’s body did her in and even granting that we had tests to see that she was defect we could not do anything well-nigh this matter.  Now is this constant? We could have done
renal and liver performance tests to see the status of this woman. What well-nigh doing drug levels on her?
But nope the estimate says there was nothing we could obtain done and even if we could bring forth seen her body breaking down, well it’s likely there would have been no breach in the treatment plan.  Really?

I opine there would have been a make some ~ in. in the treatment plan because the diligent would have lived if there had been various drugs used; I mean this woman was comparatively young.  My parents are very sick and are in their eighties. So for what cause wouldn’t this woman have lived longer granting that she hadn’t fallen and admitting that there had been different drugs used?

There are (according to Dr.
Jones) in ~ degree readily available tests available to portend when a patient’s metabolic arrangement reaches
breaking point. But even suppose that there was, would there have been somewhat change to the treatment plan of Ms. Eliason? So I accept no recommendations to prevent similar deaths in this regard.


My questions towards the folks at this inquiry would bring forth been different.

Why is it that in that place was use of the drug Tremacet in the first place? Why did no one watch at the interactions of the drugs Tramadol and Sertraline?
Was this quiet being closely monitored?

What other drugs direct affect sertraline?

Taking sertraline with other drugs that ascertain by enumeration you sleepy or slow your wish can increase these effects. Ask your learned man before taking sertraline with a inactive pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or remedial agent for anxiety or seizures.

Tell your savant about all medicines you use, and those you shoot or stop using during your management with sertraline, especially:

any other antidepressant;





St. John’s wort;

tryptophan (at a past period called L-tryptophan);

warfarin, Coumadin;

cough physic that contains dextromethorphan;

heart or high birth pressure medication–flecainide, metoprolol, propafenone, propranolol, and others;

migraine headache medicines–sumatriptan, zolmitriptan, and others;

displease medication–fentanyl, tramadol; or

seizure medication–divalproex, phenytoin.

This choose is not complete. Other drugs may interact through sertraline, including prescription and over-the-calculator medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not wholly possible interactions are listed in this medication direct.


No one seems to point exhausted that the drug Tramadol is not to be used with the drug –Sertraline in the way that why was it used?

Contemporary Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine

Palliative Care in the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure

Eric D. Adler, MD; 

Judith Z. Goldfinger, MD; 

Jill Kalman, MD; 

Michelle E. Park, BA;

Diane E. Meier, MD

+Author Affiliations

From Oregon Health Sciences University (E.D.A.), Portland, Ore, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine (J.Z.G., J.K., M.E.P., D.E.M.), New York, NY.

Correspondence to Eric Adler, Oregon Health Sciences University, Cardiovascular Medicine, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, UHN62, Portland, OR 97239.


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