Pharmacological Management of Acute Agitation

@article{Battaglia2012PharmacologicalMO,
  title={Pharmacological Management of Acute Agitation},
  author={J. Battaglia},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={65},
  pages={1207-1222}
}
Acute agitation occurs in a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions, and when severe can result in behavioural dyscontrol. Rapid tranquillisation is the assertive use of medication to calm severely agitated patients quickly, decrease dangerous behaviour and allow treatment of the underlying condition. Intramuscular injections of typical antipsychotics and benzodiazepines, given alone or in combination, have been the treatment of choice over the past few decades.Haloperidol and lorazepam… Expand
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