Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 13th, 1999
B.S. Lim, of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia, and colleagues investigated two doses (10 and 20 (mu)g/kg) of droperidol in 228 women undergoing laparoscopic outpatient surgery ("The Antiemetic and Dysphoric Effects of Droperidol in the Day Surgery Patient," Anesthesia in Intensive Care, August 1999;27(4):371-374).
While both doses of the drug resulted in similar incidences of restlessness, anxiety, dysphoric reactions, and nausea, the researchers found a significantly greater amount of pain in those women receiving 10 (mu)g/kg droperidol.
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