A review of the safety and efficacy of droperidol for the rapid sedation of severely agitated and violent patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Droperidol had become a standard treatment for sedating severely agitated or violent patients in both psychiatric and medical emergency departments. However, several recent articles have suggested that droperidol may have a quinidine-like effect similar to that of thioridazine in inducing dysrhythmia. METHOD In view of the recent U.S. Food and… (More)

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