What happens if I miss a dose (Inapsine)?
Since droperidol is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Inapsine)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or pounding heartbeats, dizziness, uneven heart rate, or fluttering in your chest.
What should I avoid after receiving droperidol (Inapsine)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by droperidol. Tell your doctor if you have been taking any of these other medicines before you receive droperidol.
What other drugs will affect droperidol (Inapsine)?
The following drugs can interact with droperidol. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- a laxative;
- a drug to treat a psychiatric disorder;
- an anti-malaria medication;
- heart or blood pressure medications (Cartia XT, Procardia, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan and others);
- heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder, such as doxazosin (Cardura), or prazosin (Minipress);
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- a narcotic pain medication such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), morphine (MS Contin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), propoxyphene (Darvocet, Darvon), and others; or
- an antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with droperidol. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about droperidol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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