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Table 6 Unintentional drowning, 2000–2009: the 10 most commonly found psychotropic drugs in victims aged 15 years or older

From: Unintentional drowning: Role of medicinal drugs and alcohol

ATC code/group Drug Unintentional drowning victims (n)*
N05BA16/− desmethyldiazepam** 210
N05BA01/anxiolytic diazepam 156
N05BA04/anxiolytic oxazepam 110
N05CD07/anxiolytic temazepam 99
N06AB04/antidepressant citalopram 62
N05BA02/anxiolytic chlordiazepoxide 40
N03AF01/antiepilectic carbamazepine 30
N05BA12/anxiolytic alprazolam 18
N05CF01/hypnotic and sedative zopiclone 18
N06AA09/antidepressant amitriptyline 16
  1. *Some drowning victims were positive for more than one drug, because the number of drugs found was greater than the number of drug-positive cases
  2. **metabolite of diazepam and chlordiazepoxide