Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Medications administered every 24 hours since presentation to our emergency department

From: Polysubstance-induced relapse of schizoaffective disorder refractory to high-dose antipsychotic medications: a case report

Time since presentation to emergency department Total medication doses over 24-hour period Daily chlorpromazine equivalence Daily diazepam equivalence
0–24 hours Lorazepam IV/IM 10 mg   50 mg
Ziprasidone IM 60 mg 300 mg
Droperidol IM 45 mg 900 mg
Zuclopenthixol acetate IM 150 mg 300 mg
Benztropine IM 2 mg
24–48 hours Lorazepam IM 6 mg   30 mg
Droperidol IM 100 mg 2000 mg
Zuclopenthixol acetate IM 150 mg 300 mg
48–72 hours Lorazepam IM 8 mg   40 mg
Lorazepam PO 2 mg   10 mg
Droperidol IM 50 mg 1000 mg
Zuclopenthixol acetate IM 100 mg 200 mg
Chlorpromazine PO 300 mg 300 mg
72–96 hours Lorazepam PO 16 mg   80 mg
Chlorpromazine PO 1350 mg 1350 mg
Zuclopenthixol acetate IM 100 mg 200 mg
Benztropine PO 2 mg
96–120 hours Lorazepam PO 10 mg   50 mg
Chlorpromazine PO 750 mg 750 mg
Zuclopenthixol decanoate IM 300 mg 450 mga
Benztropine PO 2 mg
  1. Daily chlorpromazine and diazepam equivalence are provided for comparative purposes [31]. IM intramuscular, IV intravenous, PO oral. aZuclopenthixol decanoate depot of 300 mg/fortnightly is equivalent to 450 mg of chlorpromazine daily over the fortnight