Active ingredients: droperidol
What it is used for
IN ANAESTHESIA - DROLEPTON is indicated to produce tranquillisation and to reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting in surgical and diagnostic procedures; for premedication, induction, and as an adjunct in the maintenance of general and regional anaesthesia; in neuroleptanalgesia in which DROLEPTAN is given concurrently with a narcotic analgesic, to aid in producing tranquillity and decreasing anxiety and pain. IN PSYCHIATRY - the management of severe agitation, hyperactivity, or agressiveness in psychotic disorders, including schizophrenic reaction and the manic type of manic depressive illness, or in disturbed states, such as some types of acute brain syndrome and in nonpsychotic acute excitation states.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient droperidol
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems