New wonder drug for violent patients

They are sedated more quickly and wake up much nicer

Queensland paramedics are trialling a new sedative developed to treat violent patients — with positive results.

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Called droperidol, it's reportedly more effective and safer than the standard drug, midazolam.

It is also easier to administer.

The paramedics’ experience is supported by a comparison study that found droperidol sedated drunk and violent patients nearly 70% quicker and was three times safer than midazolam.

Also, significantly fewer patients needed additional sedation either in the ambulance or once in hospital in