Intravenous droperidol for the treatment of status asthmaticus

D. J. Prezant, T. K. Aldrich

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Abstract

We have used the neuroleptic tranquilizer, droperidol, in two patients with status asthmaticus and respiratory failure whose conditions worsened despite intubation, mechanical ventilation, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and sedatives. In both cases, we found evidence of effective bronchodilation after iv administration of droperidol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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