TITLE

Droperidol: cardiovascular toxicity and deaths

AUTHOR(S)
Wooltorton, Eric
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/2/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 7, p932
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Health Canada has warned that the injectable form of droperidol has been associated with deaths in Canada. Use of the drug as a neuroleptic and antiemetic; Approval for use for postoperative nausea and nausea associated with Meniere's disease; Way that patients should be screened for a history of or risk factors for long QT syndrome.
ACCESSION #
6455297

 

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