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Droperidol Analgesia for Opioid-Tolerant Patients – Source: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Sep 10, 2010

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By JR Richards, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • September 14, 2010


Background: Patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes such as migraine headache, fibromyalgia, and sickle cell disease represent a significant portion of emergency department (ED) visits.

Certain patients may have tolerance to opioid analgesics and often require large doses and prolonged time in the ED to achieve satisfactory pain mitigation.

Droperidol is a unique drug that has been successfully used not only as an analgesic adjuvant for the past 30 years, but also for treatment of nausea/vomiting, psychosis, agitation, sedation, and vertigo.

Objectives: In this review, we examine the evidence supporting the use of droperidol for analgesia, adverse side effects, and controversial United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warning.

Discussion: Droperidol has myriad pharmacologic properties that may explain its efficacy as an analgesic, including:

• Dopamine D2 antagonist [Note: an antagonist is a blocker; an agonist is a trigger or mimic],

• Dose-dependent GABA agonist/antagonist,

• Alpha 2 adrenoreceptor agonist,

• Serotonin antagonist,

• Histamine antagonist,

• Muscarinic and nicotinic cholinergic antagonist,

• Anticholinesterase activity,

• Sodium channel blockade similar to lidocaine,

• And mu opiate receptor potentiation.

Conclusion:
Droperidol is an important adjuvant for patients who are tolerant to opioid analgesics.

The FDA black box warning does not apply to doses below 2.5mg.

Source: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Sep 10, 2010. PMID: 20832967, by Richards JR, Richards IN, Ozery G, Derlet RW. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis Health System (& others?).





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