I gave compazine last night by slow IV push to a nauseated patient. About 7 minutes later she was panicky, saying she felt afraid, wanted to rip her cast off and run, was afraid to stay at the hospital etc. Vitals were stable, O2 sat 97%, no chest pain or SOB, etc. Several nurses said this can happen occasionally with compazine. It also didn't help that she is prone to claustrophobia. The cast was making her feel confined (it wasn't too tight). Any info for me on this reaction?
I saw this reaction in a patient once, person was completely lucid and about 45 min after compazine went wacko. Took a day or two to come down, needless to say she was instructed to inform future medical personel about adverse reaction. She was completely normal again in 24 to 48 hrs.
Last edit by oramar on Jul 23, '01