droperidol injection, Inapsine (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may take, particularly: narcotic pain relievers, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide). Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation), such as: dofetilide, pimozide, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, sparfloxacin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Droperidol may reverse the effects of epinephrine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include unusual drowsiness or restlessness; twitching of the face or tongue; uncontrolled movement of arms and legs; difficulty speaking and swallowing; unusual dizziness; fainting; rapid heart rate; and hallucinations.

NOTES: Your condition and response to this medication will be closely monitored (e.g., EKG testing).

MISSED DOSE: This medication is only given as needed by a health care professional.

STORAGE: Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light as directed. Do not store in the bathroom.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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