Dancing with “Death”: P-Methoxyamphetamine Overdose and Its Acute Management

David G.E. Caldicott, Nicholas A. Edwards, Amanda Kruys, K. Paul Kirkbride, D. Noel Sims, Roger W. Byard, Michael Prior, Rod J. Irvine

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Para-methoxyamphetamine (PMA) is a substituted synthetic amphetamine used in the recreational drug scene. It is unusual because of the high incidence of significant morbidity and mortality in overdose. We report a case of PMA overdose in South Australia, and review our experience with the drug. We review the literature on PMA overdose and offer suggestions on the management of overdose with this dangerous drug.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • 4-Methoxyamphetamine
  • Amphetamine
  • P-methoxyamphetamine
  • P-methoxymethamphetamine
  • PMA


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