Table 1

Specific drugs/drug groups most frequently recorded as having been taken alone or in combination in fatal overdoses (% of all 1149 overdoses)

Number (%) where the drug taken was the only one listed as having been takenNumber (%) where drug taken alone or in combination with other drugs
Paracetamol and compounds (including co-proxamol)284 (24.7)401 (34.9)
Benzodiazepines110 (9.6)206 (17.9)
Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants63 (5.5)110 (9.6)
Salicylates28 (2.4)60 (5.2)