Teen’s Autopsy Shows Erectile Dysfunction Meds In System

July 27, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – A boy who died at a party was thought to have passed as a direct result of drugs or alcohol. But his blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit, and the only drug in his system was meant to cure impotence.

Joseph Loudon was 16-years-old when he tragically passed away from what the medical examiner has officially said was asphyxiation. In short, he choked on his own vomit.

But it was not heavy drinking that caused this effect. Instead, Loudon had consumed a rather small amount of alcohol, along with a pill known as papaverine. Papaverine is used to open up blood vessels, and has been used in capsule form to treat erectile dysfunction. The mixture of the two caused him to vomit, and for some reason that is still unknown, he choked to death as a consequence.

The details are still fuzzy, and the reason that a 16-year-old may have had such a drug in his system is still a mystery.

When asked whether or not he could have been using papaverine as a recreational drug, a spokeswoman for a local drug counseling center told The San Francisco Chronicle:

“We really hadn’t heard of anything like that.”

The police are also at a loss to explain it, and say that they have never handled such a case where a teenage boy was abusing impotence medication.

Whether Loudon took it on his own, it was slipped in his drink as some kind of malicious prank, or it was a joke from friends gone wrong, police hope to determine as they continue their investigation.

Whatever it was, Loudon’s father said that it all came down to ‘mistakes’.

“If he also chose to take a prescription drug, and it is hard to believe that he did that intentionally, then that too was a mistake. His mistakes that night, large or small, cost him his life and cost me my son.”


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4 Responses to “Teen’s Autopsy Shows Erectile Dysfunction Meds In System”

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  3. JusticeForJlo on July 29th, 2009 8:52 pm

    I find it hard to believe that a 16 year old kid like Joe (who family and friends maintain disapproved of drug abuse) would’ve taken Papaverine intentionally. An ABC News Health article I read today quotes a urologist that doesn’t know a single ED patient that’s taking it orally (normally its injected when used for ED). The doctor quoted in the article also says that Papaverine can cause an e*ection that doesn’t go away and can actually cause permanent ED. This doesn’t sound like the kind of drug a smart kid (3.8 GPA) with an internet accessible phone and an aversion towards drug use would voluntarily take at a high school rugby party. I suspect that there’s more to this story than the police are saying or the kids at the party are admitting to. (I’ve replaced certain letters in this comment with * because I wasn’t allowed to submit a comment form when I spelled out the full word).

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