Droleptan is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) droperidol. On this page you will find out more about Droleptan, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: droperidol
Information for medicine and pack size:
Droleptan 2.5 mg/mL injection solution, 10 x 1 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless solution.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
10 x 1mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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