Man, 62, found dead at home after alert by his worried brother.
Police forced entry to the house of Ronald Hodges in Enville Road, Wolverhampton, on October 31 after his brother raised the alarm.
Mr Hodges, 62, who was single and not in work, had 6.4mg of amitriptyline per litre of blood in his system, pathologist Dr Manel Mangalika revealed - three times the level that can be fatal.
Coroner Robin Balmain said Mr Hodges' brother usually spoke to him on the phone every Wednesday but became concerned as he could not get hold of him.
Mr Balmain ruled that death was due to a self-administered excess of amitriptyline.
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|Publication:||Birmingham Mail (England)|
|Date:||Dec 19, 2013|
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