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When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Refractory PONV

Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arrest so we have not been using it unless patients have resistant postoperative nausea and vomiting.

In brief: Refractory PONV

Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arrest so we have not been using it unless patients have resistant postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Dr. Chetan Patel
Dr. Chetan Patel
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Its also gaining popularity in the ER literature as a treatment for headaches.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: This is an older med

It can be used to treat recalcitrant nausea/ vomiting that may occur with surgical procedures.

It was used in the past as an antipsychotic.

In brief: This is an older med

It can be used to treat recalcitrant nausea/ vomiting that may occur with surgical procedures.

It was used in the past as an antipsychotic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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