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- Jul 17, '09 by Penguin67In the peds ED, we used to give it as a sedative,a "DPT" (Demerol, Phenergan and Thorazine), very useful with orthopedic injuries that needed to be reduced prior to casting. There was something for pain, nausea, and a little Thorazine to allow you no memory of the fun reducing procedure. This was 18-20 years ago, and I don't see that protocol being used for sedation any longer.
- Jul 17, '09 by Blee O'Myacin12.5mg IV in the ED for vomiting after zofran and ativan did not help (perf'ed bowel). Not to mention the behavorial benefits in this particular case. We closely montored for EPS.
- Jul 17, '09 by lisamc1RNWe have a couple of residents who used to be in on it a long time ago. Occasionally, one of them will ask for it. I asked one gentleman what he liked about it and he said it helped him to sleep better. Good stuff, I guess.
- Jul 17, '09 by leslie :-DQuote from heronthank you, heron!!I'm seeing it a bit more to manage terminal agitation and behavioral dyscontrol in my hospice patients, especially when haldol or ativan seem to be producing paradoxical reactions.
we too, use it for intractable vomiting and agitation.
works like a charm.
when pts are in the active phase of dying, we don't focus on long term effects.
of course if there are obvious se's, then we dc.
but except for 1 pt, it has worked miraculously.
- Jul 17, '09 by sharpeimomQuote from crawlyberrymy junior year in college, after i had hiccuped for about 72 hours almost nonstop, i went to the er. when nothing they tried worked, a resident walked me across the street to my dorm room. then, and only then, he gave me an injection of thorazine. it worked but i slept nonstop for 32 hours and woke up with a killer headache, but no more hiccups.:bowingpuri have seen a doctor give it for hiccups...has anyone seen this?
- Jul 17, '09 by HavelaughsOh yes... vitamin T.... We use it, works like a charm, wish we still had concentrate, but tabs and IM's are good enough
We use a wonderful little cocktail for agitated psychotics known as TLC (thorazine, lorazepam and cogentin)
- Jul 18, '09 by GoldenFire5We used thorazine suppositories in hospice for terminal agitation as well. Much preferred over ativan. Nice and peaceful results.