"Potential drug treatments are tested on paper, in laboratories and eventually in thousands of people. But every drug that goes through this cycle â€“ every drug that FDA approves â€“ carries some risk. One of the first lines of defense against "...
- Clinician Information:
Inapsine Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is droperidol (Inapsine)?
- What are the possible side effects of droperidol (Inapsine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about droperidol (Inapsine)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving droperidol (Inapsine)?
- How is droperidol given (Inapsine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Inapsine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Inapsine)?
- What should I avoid after receiving droperidol (Inapsine)?
- What other drugs will affect droperidol (Inapsine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving droperidol (Inapsine)?
You should not be given this medication if you are allergic to droperidol, or have a personal or family history of "Long QT syndrome."
Before you receive droperidol, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- heart disease;
- heart rhythm disorder;
- congestive heart failure;
- high blood pressure;
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as low potassium);
- liver or kidney disease;
- adrenal gland cancer (pheochromocytoma); or
- a history of alcohol abuse.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive droperidol, or you may need a dose adjustment.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive droperidol, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether droperidol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is droperidol given (Inapsine)?
Droperidol is given as an injection through a needle placed into a muscle or a vein. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting prior to and/or during your surgery or medical procedure.
Additional Inapsine Information
- Inapsine Drug Interactions Center: droperidol inj
- Inapsine Side Effects Center
- Inapsine FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.