Application: sedative and anti-nausea
Droperidol dosage forms
- Injection vial (ampoule)
Droperidol Drug Information
Droperidol is a sedative that is also used to prevent nausea after surgery or chemotherapy. Droperidol is used as a pre-anesthetic drug or in combination with other drugs for general anesthesia in surgery.
The correct amount and method of taking Droperidol
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- Droperidol vials are usually injected into you by a nurse in a hospital during surgery and anesthesia. The dose and amount of this medicine is determined by your doctor.
- Depending on the patient’s condition and weight, the dose and amount of injection of this drug will vary.
- Droperidol vials are injected intravenously or intramuscularly.
- Note the expiration date of droperidol and do not take it if it has expired.
- Never give Droperidol to another person, even if your baby has the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with droperidol, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Droperidol use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting a doctor, studies on this drug show that it may have a detrimental effect on pregnant women and fetuses.
The effect of Droperidol on driving and working with machines
Droperidol causes drowsiness. Avoid driving and operating machinery as long as it is effective in your body. It takes a few days for the effect of this medicine to leave your body.
Droperidol drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Droperidol may interact with these drugs: sedatives, other opioids, chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer, antibiotics, antidepressants such as citalopram, heart and blood pressure medications such as amiodarone and nifedipine, and medications for mental health problems such as Haloperidol.
The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from triazolam (such as severe drowsiness and dizziness) if you take drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine, and painkillers (such as hydrocodone and codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Warning about taking Droperidol
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Droperidol:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have high blood pressure.
- If you have a kidney problem.
- If you have pheochromocytoma.
- If you have a history of alcohol consumption.
- If your body’s electrolytes are unbalanced.
- If you have heart disease.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine or fentanyl.
Side effects of droperidol
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. This medicine may cause fatal and dangerous side effects in some additives, in case of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor:
- Feeling restless and worried
- Chest headache and pain, severe dizziness, weakness, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, numbness or burning sensation, confusion, hallucinations, bronchospasm (wheezing, stiffness of the chest, difficulty breathing), uncontrollable rotation or movements of the eye, Tongue, jaw or neck, severe nervous system reaction – muscle stiffness, high fever, sweating, confusion, rapid heartbeat, chills: See a doctor right away if you have these symptoms.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Droperidol.
Side effects of Droperidol overdose (Droperidol poisoning)
- This medicine is given under the supervision of a doctor and the risk of poisoning is very low, but if you feel that you have been poisoned and have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Droperidol
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- If you need to keep Droperidol at home, ask your doctor or nurse how to store Droperidol vials.