Droperidol has comparable clinical efficacy against both nausea and vomiting


Apfel C. C. , Cakmakkaya O. S. , Frings G., Kranke P., Malhotra A., Stader A., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.103, no.3, pp.359-363, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aep177
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-363
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. Droperidol is commonly noted to be more effective at preventing postoperative nausea (PON) than vomiting (POV) and it is assumed to have a short duration of action. This may be relevant for clinical decisions, especially for designing multiple-drug antiemetic regimens.