Table 4

Drugs of choice for intramuscular sedation, doses and frequency of use in the three hospitals.

Drug of choice

Frequency of use

mean dose in mg (range)


Haloperidol + promethazine

61%

5 (2.5–10) + 50 (25–100)

Haloperidol + promethazine + diazepam

15%

5 (2.5–10) + 50 (25–100) + 10

Diazepam

9%

10

Haloperidol + promethazine + chlorpromazine

7%

5 + 50 + 25

Chlorpromazine + diazepam + promethazine

1%

25 + 10 + 50

Chlorpromazine + promethanzine

1%

25 + 50

Chlorpromazine

1%

25

diazepam + promethazine

1%

10 + 50

Haloperidol + diazepam

1%

5 + 10

Promethazine

1%

50


Huf et al. BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:4   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-2-4

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