Droperidol Pharmacology


About Droperidol
Potent D2antagonist,butyrophenone derivative, First-Generation Antipsychotic, Typical Antipsychotic,Antiemetic.
Mechanism of Action of Droperidol
Droperidol acts at subcortical level and block the receptors. Droperidol is a potent Dopamine receptor (D2) antagonist.
It also possesses some antihistaminic and antiserotonin activity. It act centrally and produce Antiemetic action.
Pharmacokinets of Droperidol
Absorption: It is well absorbed after IM/IV administration. Distribution: Drug crosses placenta and penetrates in to brain. Metabolism: Drug is metabolised in the liver. Excretion: Drug and metabolites are excreted in urine and faeces.
Onset of Action for Droperidol
3 - 10 minutes
Duration of Action for Droperidol
2 - 4 hours
Half Life of Droperidol
2 hour
Side Effects of Droperidol
9.Involuntary muscle movement
10.Respiratory depression
13.Increased sweating
Contra-indications of Droperidol
Hypersensitivity to Droperidol
Special Precautions while taking Droperidol
Hepatic disease
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
CHILDREN below 2 years: contraindicated
Indications for Droperidol
1.Preanaesthetic medication
2.General anaesthesia (as an adjunct for induction and maintenance of anaesthesia)
3.Adjunct to regional anaesthesia
4.Antiemetic in cancer chemotherapy
Interactions for Droperidol
Alcohol & other CNS depressants: Additive CNS depression.
TCAs & Antiparkinsonism drugs: Anticholinergic effects potentiated.
Clonidine & Methyldopa: Hypotensive effect of these drugs inhibited.
MAOIs: Orthostatic hypotension with MAOIs.
Typical Dosage for Droperidol
Adults :( IM / IV injection)
Pre-anaesthetic medication during diagnostic procedure as (IM): 2.5 - 10 mg 30 - 60minutes before induction of general anaesthesia
Adjunct to regional anaesthesia: 2.5 - 5 mg as IM or slow IV injection
Antiemetic in cancer chemotherapy: 6.25 mg as IM or slow IV injection
General anaesthesia (as an adjunct for induction and maintenance of anaesthesia): 1.25 - 2.5 mg IV
Neuroleptanalgesia: 2.5 mg with Fentanyl 50 mcg as IV
Children: 0.88 - 0.165 mg / kg body weight IV / IM
Schedule of Droperidol
Storage Requirements for Droperidol
Store at 15 - 30 degree C.Protect from heat and light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Droperidol
Dosage is decided by health care professionals.
Effects of Overdose of Droperidol
Give supportive measures and treatment.

Home Delivery for Droperidol in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for droperidol and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for droperidol may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take droperidol only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for droperidol before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for droperidol with the pharmacy.

Droperidol is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for droperidol might be better known than droperidol itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have droperidol in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for droperidol.