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Brand name: Droleptan TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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