Prokinetics

Metoclopramide and domperidone are dopamine-D2 receptor antagonists with predominant action on the chemoreceptor trigger zone. Both are well absorbed from the gut. For vomiting in the ICU, 10 mg metoclopramide is usually given intravenously. A daily dose of 3 to 10 mg/kg has been used for vomiting during cancer chemotherapy. The most common side-effects of metoclopramide are extrapyramidal reactions. Renal failure prolongs the excretion half-life from approximately 4 to 14 h. Domperidone penetrates the blood-brain barrier poorly, and so central side-effects are rare; however, no intravenous form is available as this causes cardiac arrest.

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Sleep Apnea

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