Adult Out-of-Hospital or Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Severe Agitation

Publication Date: October 11, 2023
Last Updated: October 12, 2023

Summary of Recommendations

For more rapid and efficacious treatment of severe agitation in the emergency department, use a combination of droperidol and midazolam or an atypical antipsychotic in combination with midazolam. If a single agent must be administered, use droperidol or an atypical antipsychotic due to the adverse effect profile of midazolam alone. (B)
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Evaluation and Management of Adult Out-of-Hospital or Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Severe Agitation

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