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Introduction
  • An anti-emetic that accelerates gastric emptying and peristalsis. Metabolised by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

Onset and Duration (Intravenous):

  • Onset: 3-5 min.
  • Peak: 10-15 min.
  • Duration: 30-60 min.
Indications
  • Nausea and vomiting associated with pain and / or GI disturbance.
  • Prophylaxis in penetrating eye injuries.
Contraindications
  • Contraindications
Precautions / Notes
  • Children < 12 years of age.
Management
Critical Care Paramedic only
  • IM / IV:
    • 10mg in 2mL
    • May be repeated after 10-20 minutes if ineffective
Special Considerations

Side Effects

  • Drowsiness.
  • Lethargy.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Muscle tremor.
  • Extrapyramidal reactions, including restlessness and dystonia.
Special Notes
  • Not effective for established motion sickness.
  • Not effective for prevention of nausea / vomiting associated with opiate use.

References
References
Presentation
10mg in 2ml ampoule
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