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Droperidol

 
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    IM / IV
    Droperidol
    Used for acute episodes + nausea / vomiting
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits dopamine D2 receptors, resulting in reduced dopaminergic transmission within the four dopaminergic pathways. Also inhibits serotonin (5-HT), muscarinic and α1-adrenergic receptors.
    • Pharmacology
    • More extrapyramidal side effects than atypical antipsychotics.

Clinical Use

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    • Adverse Effects
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