Table 2

Pharmacological treatments and outcomes favoured by clinicians

Study

Favoured regimen

Number of Doctors


USA 1999 [4]

Haloperidol + lorazepam +/- benztropine

11 (55%)

Droperidol

4 (20%)

Benzodizepine (unspecified) alone

3 (15%)

Droperidol + lorazepam + diphenhydramine

1 (5%)

Haloperidol + benztropine

1 (5%)

Use of physical restraints

Common

14 (70%)

Usually not used

6 (30%)

Route of administration

Preferred IM or IV

14 (70%)

Preferred IM

3 (15%)

Unknown

3 (15%)

UK 1994 [7]

Chlorpromazine

14 (50%)

Haloperidol

8 (29%)

Haloperidol + chlorpromazine

2 (7%)

Droperidol

1 (4%)

'Neuroleptic'

1 (4%)

Haloperidol + diazepam

1 (4%)

Haloeridol + lorazepam

1 (4%)

Desired end point

Sedated but mobile

12 (43%)

Not sedated but calm

9 (32%)

Asleep

7 (25%)

Route of administration

Preferred IM

26 (93%)

Preferred IV

2 (7%)


Huf et al. BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:11   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-2-11

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