The systolic blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate were assessed in 112 children before and after receiving premedication consisting of trimeprazine (3 mg/kg) and droperidol (0.2 mg/kg) by mouth. A mild (10%) drop in blood pressure was shown, but no statistical difference was found in the other parameters measured. The premedication is highly efficacious, 70% of patients being asleep in the preanaesthetic room; 27% were calm and only 3% were distressed or crying.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1988|
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