No, meds were ordered to treat this patient, Sanakruz. That's what really made me frustrated. This doctor refused to order anything, that evening. Usually, he orders Benadryl 50mg IM. But, he was convinced that he was faking it. Like I said if he was, he sure deserves an award for acting. This same doctor once yelled at me for interrupting a treatment team meeting because I had an adolescent with EPS. He said, "I just saw him 5 minutes ago and he was fine." Well, he had nucchal rigidity, involuntary tongue movement, slurred speech and was drooling. The doctor came out and looked at him, suspected that he was faking it. But, did order Benadryl 50 mg IM. As far as peds go, we have several children on various antipsychotics. Some of the one's prescribed are seroquel, risperdal, geodon, and abilify. I have seen EPS on the drugs, such as risperdal and haldol in the adults.
And also seen a few on Zyprexa. But, I have seen 5 cases with geodon in children, with sudden onset. What really bugs me is this doctor orders this as a psychiatric IM med. From what I've seen, I defintely do not like this drug for children and adolescents.