Midazolam vs. diphenhydramine for the treatment of metoclopramide-induced akathisia: A randomized controlled trial

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Parlak I., Erdur B., Parlak M., Ergin A., Ayrik C., Tomruk O., ...More

ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.14, no.8, pp.715-721, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1197/j.aem.2007.01.021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.715-721
  • Keywords: akathisia, metoclopramide, midazolam, diphenhydramine, benzodiazepines, anticholinergics, DRUG-INDUCED AKATHISIA, INTRAVENOUS DIAZEPAM, CLONAZEPAM TREATMENT, PROCHLORPERAZINE, ADOLESCENTS, PREVENTION, INFUSION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objectives: To compare the effects of midazolam, which is a fast and short-acting benzodiazepine, and diphenhydramine, which is a widely used anticholinergic agent, in clinical practice for the treatment of metoclopramide-induced akathisia.