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FDA Strengthens Warnings for Droperidol (INAPSINE) after the Drug Was Banned in Britain
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In December 2001 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened the warnings and precautions sections of the professional product labeling, or “package insert,” for droperidol (INAPSINE), an injectable tranquilizer frequently used as premedication for anesthesia, as treatment for nausea after anesthesia, and for sedation of agitated patients. Droperidol alters the heart’s electrical conductivity, known as QT prolongation, which has led to a type of fatal heart rhythm disturbances known as torsades de pointes.