1 What is Inapsine?

Brand: Inapsine

Generic: Droperidol

Inapsine is administered to reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting which occurs after surgery or going through diagnostic procedures. It can only be administered under the direct supervision of a medical doctor.

Recent findings now also show that the medicine may be applied for use in other medical conditions. Hence, it can be used in management of conditions not labeled on the package.

2 What To Know Before Using

Before using Inapsine, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

The decision on the proper use of the medicines must be made after consideration of the risks and weighed against the potential benefits of the medicine when used as a medicine. This is the decision that has to be reached by both you and your medical doctor. Other considerations to be applied include the assessment for allergic reactions. One should inform his/her doctor whether you have any form of allergic reactions such as with food, dyes, preservatives, animals or their products. In case of non-prescription drugs, they need to have a well labeled descriptions that contains the ingredients.

Little pediatrics studies have been performed on the relationship of age to the effect of Droperidol in children below the age of 2 years. In addition, safety and efficacy have not been established as well. Moreover, no findings on geriatric patients have been established on the effect of age to heart and kidney problems following Droperidol injection. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age related kidney and heart function problems. This therefore calls for caution and adjustment of the dose to patients receiving Droperidol injection.

Adverse effects of Droperidol injection on pregnancy have been shown and not adequate studies have been done to demonstrate the effect of Droperidol injection in pregnant women. Similarly, no animals studies have also been performed on the same. The risk of Droperidol on infants when using this medications at the time of breastfeeding is essential. The potential benefits against the risk for using Droperidol must be weighed before using it.

However, certain medications do not need to be used together completely. In other cases, different medicines may be used together in combination even with the possibility of drug interaction. In this case, the doctor may want to change the dose while observing other key precautions when deemed appropriate.

Always inform your medical doctor whether you are receiving any other medicines too. The drugs listed below have potential interactions with Droperidol when used together. The selection of this drugs is on the basis of potential significance and all may not be inclusive.

The use of Droperidol with any of this medicines is not allowed. The doctor may allow the use of this medicine or vary the medicines so as to avoid possible interactions:

  • Acetophenazine
  • Amifampridine
  • Bepridil
  • Bromperidol
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Dronedarone
  • Levomethadyl
  • Mesoridazine
  • Molindone
  • Perphenazine
  • Pimozide
  • Pipamperone
  • Piperaquine
  • Remoxipride
  • Saquinavir
  • Sparfloxacin
  • Terfenadine
  • Thioridazine
  • Tiapride
  • Triflupromazine
  • Ziprasidone

Use of this medicine is not allowed but may be recommended in some cases. Some of this medicines include:

  • Acecainide
  • Acetazolamide
  • Ajmaline
  • Alfuzosin
  • Amiloride
  • Amiodarone
  • Amisulpride
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amlodipine
  • Amoxapine
  • Anagrelide
  • Apomorphine
  • Aprindine
  • Aranidipine
  • Aripiprazole
  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Artemether
  • Asenapine
  • Astemizole
  • Azimilide
  • Azithromycin
  • Azosemide
  • Bedaquiline
  • Bemetizide
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Benzthiazide
  • Bretylium
  • Brofaromine
  • Bromazepam
  • Bumetanide
  • Buprenorphine
  • Bupropion
  • Buserelin
  • Canrenoate
  • Castor Oil
  • Chloral Hydrate
  • Chloroquine
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Citalopram
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clomipramine
  • Clopamide
  • Clorgyline
  • Crizotinib
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Cyclothiazide
  • Dabrafenib
  • Dasatinib
  • Degarelix
  • Delamanid
  • Desipramine
  • Deslorelin
  • Dibenzepin
  • Diltiazem
  • Disopyramide
  • Docusate
  • Dofetilide
  • Dolasetron
  • Domperidone
  • Donepezil
  • Doxepin
  • Ebastine
  • Encainide
  • Enflurane
  • Erythromycin
  • Escitalopram
  • Ethacrynic Acid
  • Etozolin
  • Felodipine
  • Fendiline
  • Fenquizone
  • Fentanyl
  • Fingolimod
  • Flecainide
  • Flibanserin
  • Fluconazole
  • Flunarizine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluspirilene
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Foscarnet
  • Furazolidone
  • Furosemide
  • Gallopamil
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Gonadorelin
  • Goserelin
  • Granisetron
  • Halofantrine
  • Haloperidol
  • Halothane
  • Histrelin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydroflumethiazide
  • Hydroquinidine
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Ibutilide
  • Iloperidone
  • Imipramine
  • Indapamide
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Isoflurane
  • Isradipine
  • Ivabradine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lacidipine
  • Lactulose
  • Lapatinib
  • Lazabemide
  • Leuprolide
  • Levofloxacin
  • Lidoflazine
  • Linezolid
  • Lithium
  • Lopinavir
  • Lorcainide
  • Lumefantrine
  • Mannitol
  • Mefloquine
  • Methadone
  • Metolazone
  • Metronidazole
  • Mianserin
  • Mibefradil
  • Mifepristone
  • Moclobemide
  • Morphine
  • Morphine Sulfate Liposome
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nafarelin
  • Nefazodone
  • Nialamide
  • Nicardipine
  • Nilotinib
  • Norfloxacin
  • Nortriptyline
  • Octreotide
  • Ofloxacin
  • Ondansetron
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Paliperidone
  • Panobinostat
  • Pargyline
  • Paroxetine
  • Pasireotide
  • Pazopanib
  • Pentamidine
  • Perflutren Lipid Microsphere
  • Phenelzine
  • Piretanide
  • Pirmenol
  • Polythiazide
  • Posaconazole
  • Prajmaline
  • Probucol
  • Procainamide
  • Procarbazine
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Promethazine
  • Propafenone
  • Protriptyline
  • Quetiapine
  • Quinethazone
  • Quinidine
  • Quinine
  • Ranolazine
  • Rasagiline
  • Risperidone
  • Ritanserin
  • Salmeterol
  • Selegiline
  • Sematilide
  • Sertindole
  • Sevoflurane
  • Sibutramine
  • Sodium Phosphate
  • Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic
  • Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic
  • Solifenacin
  • Sorafenib
  • Sorbitol
  • Sotalol
  • Spiramycin
  • Spironolactone
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Sultopride
  • Sunitinib
  • Suvorexant
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tapentadol
  • Tedisamil
  • Telavancin
  • Telithromycin
  • Tetrabenazine
  • Ticrynafen
  • Tizanidine
  • Toloxatone
  • Toremifene
  • Torsemide
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Trazodone
  • Triamterene
  • Trichlormethiazide
  • Trifluoperazine
  • Trimethoprim
  • Trimipramine
  • Triptorelin
  • Urea
  • Vandetanib
  • Vasopressin
  • Vemurafenib
  • Vinflunine
  • Voriconazole
  • Xipamide
  • Zimeldine
  • Zolmitriptan
  • Zotepine

There is a possibility of other biological reactions when used around time of eating food or when eating certain types of foods. It is indicated that some interactions can occur when using alcohol or alcohol. In case of other medical problems, this may affect the use of this medicines.

Inform your doctor when suffering from other medical conditions such as:

Worse side effects may occur if cardiac arrhythmias or hypotension occurs. Use this medicine with caution if suffering from congenital long QT syndrome. This medicines should not be used with people suffering from conditions of kidney or liver disease. The side effects may be increased as a result of slow removal of medicines from the body.

3 Proper Usage

Proper usage of Inapsine requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders.

The nurse or other trained professionals are trained health professionals that can give you the medicines prescribed by your doctor either at home or in hospital. This is administered as a shot into the muscle or vein.

4 Precautions To Take

Before using Inapsine, there are some precautions you must take.

Progress needs to be checked every time you have been instructed to visit the hospital after your receive the medicine. This will help the medical doctor make an assessment of the working of the medicine administered. Unwanted effects will also be noted during the visits.

The doctor will also check for the change in the rhythm of your heart during the visit. Some of the symptoms of using the drug include:

  • Feeling dizzy or faint 
  • Having a rapid pounding heart
  • Uneven heartbeat

Medical history of heart problems will also be evaluated by your doctor. In case of difficulty in breathing, a fast heart beat is also recorded, fever, increased blood pressure, sweating, loss of bladder control, severe muscle stiffness, pale skin, tiredness. These symptoms are associated with serious neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).

Droperidol will also induce effects of alcohol and similar to the effects induced by other CNS depressants that create a feeling of drowsiness.

Examples of CNS depressants include:

  • Antihistamines
  • drugs for hay fever
  • Allergies
  • Colds
  • Sedatives
  • Tranquilizers
  • Sleeping medicines
  • Narcotics
  • Barbiturates
  • Seizures drugs and
  • Muscles relaxants

Always inform your doctor before using any of the medicines for the above functions.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Inapsine.

Medicines may come with side effects. When the side effects occur, they will require medical attention. Always check with your medical doctor immediately in case of any of the side effect occur. The most common side effects occur in the form of:

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up immediately from a sitting or lying position
  • Unusual sweating
  • Tiredness and
  • Weakness

The loss common signs will be presented as:

  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Noisy breathing
  • Puffiness
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Swelling around the eyes, faces, lips, tongue
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Itching tightness in the chest
  • Chest pain
  • Discomfort
  • Fainting
  • Fast pounding heart-beat, or pulse
  • Slow heart beat or low blood pressure

It is common that some of the side effects may not need medical attention. The side effects disappear during the treatment as the body adjusts to the medicine. A medical doctor may also be able to reduce or prevent some of the side effects. Furthermore, when the side effects become persistent or bothersome, inform your medical doctor.

Some of the common side effects that may persist for some time include:

  • Anxiety
  • Drowsiness
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Challenge with speaking
  • Drooling
  • Loss of balance
  • Trembling muscles
  • Jerking or stiffness seeing
  • Hearing
  • Feeling things that are not there shuffling walk stiffness of the limbs
  • Twisting movements of the uncontrolled movements around the face, neck, or back

Other side effects may not be listed in this list but may occur in some of the patients. Always report the side effects to healthcare professionals. Call your medical doctor for medical advice concerning the side effects. The side effects may also be reported directly to FDA through the line 1-800-FDA-1088.