Drug: DROPERIDOL INJECTION (dro-PAIR-id-all)

This medication is a tranquilizer. It is used in medical and diagnostic procedures to reduce nausea and vomiting.

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This medication causes post-operative drowsiness, dizziness and a floating feeling. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: anxiety, restlessness, headache, muscle stiffness. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light as directed. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may take, particularly: narcotic pain relievers, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide). Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation), such as: dofetilide, pimozide, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, sparfloxacin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Droperidol may reverse the effects of epinephrine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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