Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of oral premedication with trimeprazine and droperidol in children

A. D. Butt, Berend Mets

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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